Mindful spending

Mindful spending

Mindful spending

So, I have thought about this over the past day or so, and the rules for my decreased spend month are, essentially, quite straightforward. I will only buy food that is absolutely necessary, using up what is in my cupboard first, and I will refrain from buying any new clothes, make-up and toiletries, unless I absolutely need to. This is not about utter deprivation, but it is about spending more mindfully. For that reason, I will not spend on new material goods, other than essentials, but I will use money (as wisely as possible) on travel and experiences that simply

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Things to do on a no-spend weekend

If you’re like me, trying to gain control of your finances through strict budgeting, or if you’re embarking on a no-spend challenge to try to save some pennies this month, you may be in need of some ideas as to how to fill your weekend with things you can enjoy and look forward to.  Being careful with your money doesn’t mean that you have to feel deprived, right? I tend to do really well on my budget during the week (the same with healthy eating) and then the weekend comes, and everything goes to pot!  There is something about the structure of

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