Wednesday 4 April 2018

Spending Ban

Oh it's a new month, and I've already budgeted for this month... It's a tight one! I've recently had some bits of my car stolen that need to be replaced, and then my lovely laptop of 3 years gave on me and I've had to buy a new one. Sooo April is going to be a spending ban month. I have some ways to do this already, some of which I explained in the 'Ways I Save Money' post from last year.

I've managed to sort out a lot of my finances since then, so I have been budgeting a lot better since I came back from Florida. I was able to save a nice big chunk of money for emergencies, and then some extra for holidays and other outings.

I'm doing this post to be accountable to myself, and I can always do an update on it next month!

Things I'm banned from buying this month:
  • Takeouts
  • Clothes
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Cosmetics
  • Jewellery
  • Stationery
I already have money set aside for fuel, food, bills and toiletries, but everything else is banned!

To be honest, I done a half-assed attempt at this last month, and I actually didn't do too bad, but I broke the ban a few times. I have enough clothes, shoes and accessories to last me an apocalypse, and I've bought way too much stationary this year already - thanks HobbyCraft and Paperchase!

I am determined to keep to this for April, so lets see if I can keep it up!

Do you ever do spending bans, and if so, how do you deal with them? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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  1. Good luck with your spending ban Tania! I must say, I'm terrible at sticking to things like this, which is so bad! I really love thrift shopping, and even though the items are cheap it tends to add up- it's crazy how much I miss it if I don't go for even a couple of weeks! I've been trying to have a spending ban too, because it's kinda worrying how attached to it I seem to be haha! Loved this post :) x

    1. Thank you! I'm trying to do my best, and 5 days in, I've not done too bad! I think I'll do okay this month, but time shall tell! Try a spending ban too :) xx

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that parts of your car have been stolen - that's awful! I hope your ban goes well, I always find the hardest part is not spending money on takeout and snacks haha

    Steph -

    1. It's been a bit of a scare with someone doing it, and I'm paranoid it will happen again! And so far, the ban is going okay, so trying to keep it up! xx

  3. How awful you've had parts of your car stolen!! People are rotten :( Good luck with your spending ban - I need to go on one of these in May. x x

    1. It's made me so paranoid that it might happen again! And so far, the ban is going okay, just got to make it to then end of the month! xx


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