Spending Fast: February 2012

You may remember me mentioning my friend, Cami, and her amazing thrifty and frugal ways. Every year (for the past 3) she’s committed herself to a spending fast challenge for one month out of the year. And every year I say, “Wow, you’re awesome! Good for you! I’ll be rooting for you!” without ever accepting her invitation to join in.

This is the year that I am going to give it a go. I don’t shop excessively, but I know I can improve in many ways. This is just the challenge that I need.

Here are her rules for the month:

“You don’t buy anything for the month of February. Okay, there are a few exceptions. You can pay your rent and other bills and you can buy gas. You can also buy food, but you should limit and stretch in this area. For my family of three I spend $50 a week during the Spending Fast. You can choose what works for your family. Also, no eating out.”

Doable? I think so! *gulp*

She’s also planned a giveaway this year, as incentive for participating. She makes some pretty fantastic stuff, so I would definitely leave a comment on her blog, if you’re interested in joining in on the frugal fun.

Alright, who’s up for the challenge? Leave a comment and let me know if you’re in!

4 thoughts on “Spending Fast: February 2012”

  1. Huh, it’s funny you posted this because I was already planning on doing this myself in February (the shortest month of course!) I’ll have to post my results on my blog too!

  2. Wow girls way to go. Does it count if Dave spends money? It’s pretty easy for me not to spend money since I don’t do the shopping :).

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