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February No Spend: Temptation

February 3rd, 2016 at 11:11 am

I had breakfast and lunch at home again today. Yogurt, salad and two bean tacos thus far. We won't likely eat dinner together tonight because of flute lessons. I planned a make your own dinner night. In other words...find something to eat on your own! I'm not sure what I'm having yet, but I'm guessing my daughter will have grilled cheese and my husband will eat the leftover egg casserole.

I've stayed at home all day. I've accomplished various tasks around here as normal, including the first sewing project. I did watch a movie on Netflix, while I walked on the treadmill. All free!

Boy there are temptations out there you don't even realize sometimes. I was researching some natural oils for healing an ailment. I was curious and just getting information, until I found myself adding things into the online shopping cart. And then more stuff to get free shipping. Wait! What was I doing? I don't need to buy these things now. And I definitely didn't need to buy extras!

I'm going to make sure to bring a book to read while waiting at lessons tonight. The lesson is in a strip mall, so there is ALWAYS a store open to pop into. One of those is Plato's closet, which I saw an advertisement for today. I thought about going in there to see what I could find...but that would be spending. And we don't NEED anything right now. There will be items there in March, so I will wait.

In other news, now my husband's boss and coworkers are discussing going to dinner for the coworker who is retiring! So this means some sort of expense. I'd love to say no, but the cash is there. I don't want him to opt out just because we are doing a no spend month. Yes, I'd like to spend the least possible, but if this is necessary, then so be it. If we were really hard up it might be different.

I think I can get a free McAfee subscription through Navy Federal CU. Although, I may have used that offer in the past. The only way to know is to try. So that task is on my list.

So yes, another day with out spending! I wonder how many days we will get in a row?

6 Responses to “February No Spend: Temptation”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Good job walking away from temptation!

  2. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    Good job! I was able to get McAfee for free through my cable provider (Cox). Might be worth looking into

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks BAWW, I will check our cable company. Might make it worth having them if they provide a little something extra!

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    You're right. Temptation is everywhere. That's why No Spend Month is so valuable. It opens our eyes to all these little ways we've been spending when we didn't need to. We are doing a no spend month February as well!

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good work! Last night we bought chewable advil tablets for kids. Didn't have any and the little one had a 104 fever and wouldn't take liquid. So DH ran out to 24 hr store at 12:30 am and we still had a miserable night. Hope the hump is over. I write this in my PJs after the day we've had.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good job avoiding spending temptations.

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