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Cash Fasting Round 7: A Two-Week No Spend Guest Challenge!

After over a year of Cash Fasting away by myself (or otherwise roping in poor Ian), someone has made a contribution! Of course, it was a real-life friend who reached out – you’ve met her before; it’s Alice, my fellow friend in frugality. For two weeks, she attempted a full no-spend challenge. Let’s see how she did.

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Cash Fasting Round 6: No Restaurants for One Month

It’s here, finally! Another Cash Fasting Challenge! Thank. Goodness. The last challenge I did was four months ago (whoops) when I didn’t spend any money on food for a whole week. I don’t know what it is about food, but it’s always the category that I end up targeting for these challenges, probably because it’s got the most potential for …

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Cash Fasting Round 5: A week without groceries and restaurants

It’s been a while since I’ve Cash Fasted! At the beginning of May, I decided to attempt one week without spending any money on food. On the last day of April, we did a small grocery run (<$20), but the fact is, we have a full pantry and plenty of fridge scraps that will otherwise go to waste. Why did I choose …

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Cash Fasting Round 4: A No-Spend Challenge

It’s about time I did an actual no-spend challenge. After all, a fast isn’t truly a fast if I’m not abstaining. For one whole week, both Ian and I attempted to not spend a single dollar. After a visit from his parents left us with a full fridge, we decided that it was the perfect time to start a no spend …

Cash Fasting Round 3: Sticking to my budget

With my new financial resolutions to stay on top of, it was more important than ever for me to stay on top of my budget this month. Therefore, this month’s goal was incredibly simple: STICK. TO. MY. BUDGET. After all, what’s the point of even having one if you can’t follow it? Behold! For the first time in a very …

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Cash Fasting Round 2: $400 food budget for one month

Here’s another round of cash fasting! Round 1 may have been a failure, but there were some silver lining results that I would love to capitalize on this month. Originally, I wanted to make this fast for all my expenses, but, with rent/dance classes/commuting costs/wedding traveling included, then it would be such a huge number that it wouldn’t really feel …

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Cash Fasting Round 1: $200 in 2 Weeks

Ladies and gentlemen, I am on a spending diet. Last month, I spent $3,000, which is 50% over my already lenient budget. *quietly sobs in the corner* The total balance of all my credit cards exceeds my checking account by $1,000, so it’s time to make some serious adjustments until my next paycheck.  Between September 1st and September 15th, my …