Yesterday I put my time where my mouth is and alluded to posting daily. So here we go.
How am I going to get 40 reflections? Well, I have 34 topics to ponder already under my nose.
Let’s start from the top. How am I doing and why do I want to ‘Go one week a month “cash only”’?
Truth is, I’m not doing wonderfully at this. BUT I do find when I do it, I spend less. It’s nice to say “okay, my wallet is empty, I’m done.” Like an empty plate. I am fairly okay at managing my finances big picture (or much better than I used to be), but there’s something good and old-fashioned, especially living in a busy city, to just live out of one’s pocketbook, even if there’s money in the bank.
Although, to be honest going ALL cash only, even for a week, would be nearly impossible. My bus pass is a card, my bills all autorenewal, and I’m sure my roommate wouldn’t (or maybe he would) appreciate a huge wad of benjimans for the rent.
What do you do to keep your daily spending in check?