As I was updating my budget this weekend, I noticed that once again, this has been quite a spendy month. So I have decided to do my best to not spend any money for the week.
Of course, that’s a bit of a misnomer. I do actually plan to spend money this week. I have a happy hours to hit up, after all. But those will be cash expenses. The way I budget, I set a fixed amount of cash that I can spend every month. A very small fixed amount of cash. Once it’s out of the ATM, in the eyes of my budget, it’s already spent. I don’t know about you, but my cash has a tendency to grow legs and run away. I just don’t know where it goes. Well, I do. It goes for things like afternoon snacks and drinks after work. My cash is my “fun” budget, so wherever it goes, that’s fine, that’s what that part of the budget is for.
But other than that pre-spent cash, which I am only allowed to spend at happy hour, I’m going to try to not spend any money this week. I think I can do it. I hope.
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