Saturday, November 14, 2009

No Spend November

I have been seeking out blogs about saving money recently, for a few reasons. One, to get ideas of how I can save or bring in extra money. Two, it's nice to be able to relate to other people who are working on changing lifestyle habits and working their way out of debt in an anonymous format.

Today, I stumbled across a blog about No Spend November. This guy makes a rule that he can't spend any money except on things like rent, credit card bills, utilities, etc. No groceries, and for him, no gas. The trick is that any money extra made during that month CAN be spent. Spare change, selling things on Craiglist, calling out people who owe you money, rebates, etc.

Check out his blog. You can click on each day of the calendar to see his daily update. I really like this idea and I am planning on doing No Spend January, which lacks the alliteration, but gets me through the holidays. I am planning on doing a daily update on my blog for that month. Anyone else in? I'd love to see how much we can all save and how much we could really earn if we got creative and sold stuff around the house, took in recycling for cash, and collected the spare change.


  1. I like the idea, but I'm not sure I can do it. I do need to clean out some closets and get rid of some stuff.

  2. First of all, welcome Betty!

    I am not sure how it will go for me either, but I already started a bag of books, CDs, DVDs, etc. that I can sell online. I also collect bottles and cans for recycling, which is a great way to earn a little extra money (if your state has a cash recycling program).

  3. Just did a search to find my own page on google and saw that you had referenced my page :) Did you give it a shot?