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'No spend in 2018...

As I've mentioned on the blog before, I have a problem with shopping.I might even go so far as to say that I'm a shopaholic. When I first got this job I remember writing that we didn't even need the kind of money I was earning and that I couldn't think of anything I needed to spend the excess on. Well, that certainly changed, to the point where I ended up taking out a Centrelink loan over Christmas. I'm definitely spending too much money.

So, anyway, like signs from the universe, articles about no-spend projects have been springing up all over the place signposting a way out of this spending labyrinth.

 So, I'm committing to a no spend year in 2018. Here are the rules.

  1. I will not buy anything new or secondhand for the period of 12 months, starting January 1st, 2018, and ending midnight 2019. Things as part of  the 'no shop' include, but are not limited to:
    1. Clothes, shoes, gadgets (both tech and household), nic-nacs, makeup, jewellry, take away anything, and headscarves.
  2. Things I will spend money on include:
    1. Rent, utilities, food, petrol, insurances, school fees, necessity clothing for the boys, Birthday presents and Christmas presents for the boys (but within a strict budget), new tyres and car maintenance,and a birthday party for Ari where he can invite his classmates to help him build stronger friendships.
All leftover monies will go in savings. I'll update at the end of each months what I spent money on (on both lists, but hopefully not the first list), and how much money I've saved.

I really hope this has the affect on my compulsive spending I'm looking for.


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