Spending Fast

It has been a while since I have posted anything, and even then it was pretty inconsistent.

Today, my husband and I decided to go on a two-month spending hiatus.

We’re doing this to get a better grasp of our spending habits, gain perspective, get some real rest (goodbye, Netflix and Hulu. hello, books) and as the hubby said: “be less American”. For this, we are only buying the things we need.

This includes:

  • groceries (at Aldi)
  • cell phone bill
  • hygiene¬†stuff
  • cleaning and household products
  • utilities
  • gas
  • loan payments (car, house, and student)
  • and food for our little piggy

This does not include:

  • eating out
  • home decor
  • clothes, shoes, and jewelry (capsule wardrobe, friends!)
  • craft stuff
  • computer gear (sorry, honey)
  • makeup
  • coffee shops (except what we already have on our Starbucks card)
  • gifts (this will be hard for me)
  • and anything else we might want but definitely don’t need

One note, is that we are keeping any previous commitments me made, but finding ways to cut down costs. For instance, for book club next month, I will just borrow the book from the library. Instead of our weekly date nights eating out, we will find creative ways of going out and doing things for free!

We’re both excited to hit the reset button on our spending (I definitely need it more than he does). I’m hoping to spend some more time writing here, and sharing some tips and tricks for saving money and doing a spending fast!

This verse is a great reminder of why being wise with our money and making sure our desires align with Christ’s is so important. “For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18b

It’s so important to focus on eternal things, and it’s so easy to get distracted from them.

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