My wheels are turning again on yet more ways to save money. Between wanting to save and use less gas, I am going to make an effort to have more no spend days each month. My personal definition of a no spend day is not using any cash, debit, or credit cards. This doesn’t mean I can’t go out at all. However, I would be limited to the gas in the car since I won’t be spending money on gas if it is a no spend day. This means more than likely I will stay home.
I suppose the real question is, how often can I have a no spend day. During the school year, I can do this five days a week. I fill up my tank on Sundays and do not spend again until I go grocery shopping either Friday evening or Saturday morning. I pack a lunch. I either go to my second job after teaching or I go straight home.
The summer is another story. Being off all summer, one feels couped up staying home all day, every day. I can go for a walk but after that, not much else can be done (we are temporarily in an apartment which is another post for another day) if I don’t want to go and spend money somewhere to keep myself and family entertained.
I am going to challenge myself to have at least two no spend days a week in the summer months. If I can find a frugal hobby to keep me busy (in addition to the blog), it would be a huge help. I am not crafty, so if anyone has any suggestions, I would be grateful.
Is anyone else taking on the challenge of having no spend days due to rising prices (gas and otherwise)?