Why I'm on a "No Buy" | NESHEAHOLIC

Monday, March 12, 2012

Why I'm on a "No Buy"


I am putting myself on a "no buy" until April 1st. It was supposed to start the end of March, but I slacked off, did some spending, and now I'm getting back on the ship. A "no buy" is a period of time set for not spending money on things other than actual necessities and bills, kind of like a spending diet. No additional groceries, and certainly none of my luxury purchases like make-up and hair products. So, toilet paper equals a necessity, but something like rice isn't a necessity if I have something else I can replace it with, like mashed potatoes for example. 

Why am I going on a "no buy?" Reason one is I've been spending a lot lately and just want to tone my spending down a bit. Reason two is, because I've been buying so many things, I have a lot of things, so I want to use up much of my groceries, make-up, and products because I now have so many. 

I completely acknowledge that the whole concept of a "no buy" comes from having the privilege to buy as I please. My husband and I are very blessed, and I thank God for that. 
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  1. It's always good to save. I'm thinking I could live with less.

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  2. Many need to take this initiative
    So proud of you!

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  3. I need to do this. It would be a good practice to take up because there are times I like to spend unnecessarily. Ps: loooove the new look! :)

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  4. @Funmi - Thank you :-)
    @CC- Thanks!!
    @Thu - I definitely think most of us can live with less. Especially when it comes to groceries rather than see things go to waste, I'll try to use up more of what I have before buying more.

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  5. i think a no-buy is a healthy way to approach money sometimes. kind of puts it into perspective. although it doesn't help with my wanting to buy stuff!

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  6. @amy b.s. - that's for sure! I'm not buying, but I'm certainly still window shopping lol

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  7. I can definatly live with less, but every time a new season & collection comes out I get that feeling that I *HAVE* to have it. A no buy is a good thing, and your article puts things in to percitive.

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    1. Yea, it definitely takes work to combat the feeling of needing to have something, especially when it's something new or the seasons change.

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