Who fancies a No Spend Day thread (like MSE forum's) ?

(462 Posts)
OhDearNigel Mon 31-Dec-12 13:27:59

I prefer MN to MSE but would like to do some NSDs in January. Anyone else interested in doing a support thread ? this is the idea

I have a shocking spending habit and i really, really need to curb it. So I am going to have a goal of 10 NSDs in January and aim to manage 3 in a row. That would be a massive achievement for me.

insancerre Sun 27-Jan-13 10:39:12

i'm now on 10+3
go me!

wools Sun 27-Jan-13 17:21:29

At last I've got to 8/10 - am finding it a little bit trickier of late.

bluecarrot Sun 27-Jan-13 20:42:14

What is it that you are finding tricky? Lots of things coming up?

One thing MSErs do is if you know you need money for gym class on wednesday, school milk money on friday etc, you "spend" it on a day you are spending money anyway.

So, my grocery and errand day is Tuesday so on this planned day, I put DDs guide fees, swim money etc into little envelopes. Then on Tuesday night Im not scrabbling for correct change, nor do I have a spend day for something out of my control smile

Would that help?

TinyDiamond Sun 27-Jan-13 21:21:40

14/15 so happy. Now I just need to decode when my final one will be :-) possibly tomorrow as I have no plans

bluecarrot Mon 28-Jan-13 00:11:50

Hit 12/12 today but hoping to have NSDs every weekday this week. Starting to think about Feb now smile

TinyDiamond Wed 30-Jan-13 19:46:07

15+1 hurrah. Feb target 17 then!

IamMummyhearmeROAR Thu 31-Jan-13 17:57:49

I aimed for 10 and managed 14. Can't see me beating this in Feb as dancing starts next week so that's an extra spend. Pleased with what I've achieved though.

TinyDiamond Thu 31-Jan-13 21:45:19

can we have another nsd thread for feb to keep track please? I am on the frugal feb one but some people said they don't want to do nsds

bluecarrot Fri 01-Feb-13 01:19:03

Only managed 13 nsds in the end but still better than 0 smile

bluecarrot Fri 01-Feb-13 01:33:50

Hope no one minds but I'm bored so per tiny diamonds request I started the feb thread.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/credit_crunch/1673706-February-No-Spend-Day-Challenge

Why is no one else up - it's only 1.30am grin

Very happy I managed my final NSD on Monday so 10/10 for me.

DH says he thinks we should do feb as well so I'm popping over to the new thread!

Thanks everyone for january's support smile

silverfrog Fri 01-Feb-13 11:12:20

I managed 11/10 in the end, sp pleased with that.

will pop over to February, as this really made me think about my spending habits.

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