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 -

  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


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