Spending Ban Week #6: Examining Cost Per Use of the Gym

Spending Ban Week #6: Examining Cost Per Use of the Gym

*scroll down for Spending Report My Approved Spending List includes a gym membership at $22.04 per month. I go to Planet Fitness and I'm the fancy membership that includes the tanning and massage beds. That is still an incredibly cheap gym membership. Except that I used it two times in November. Which means it was [...]

Spending Ban Week #5: Thanksgiving + Month 1 recap

Spending Ban Week #5: Thanksgiving + Month 1 recap

Note: Scroll to bottom for spending reports Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday! I love being surrounded by food and family. And ever since Black Friday crept into Thursday, my family has not gone out shopping so the holiday truly is all about spending time together. This Thanksgiving was a two-day affair for me. Day [...]

Spending Ban Week #4: Hacked

Spending Ban Week #4: Hacked

'Tis the season for credit card fraud. My credit card number was hacked over the weekend and used for a purchase at Amazon from an account that was not mine. I discovered it on my credit card account online Monday morning. As soon as I saw the charge I contacted Amazon where they confirmed that [...]

Spending Ban Week 2 Recap: My Winter Coat Still Functions as a Coat

Spending Ban Week 2 Recap: My Winter Coat Still Functions as a Coat

*for spending report scroll to bottom of post. The temperatures plummeted this week on the prairie forcing me to dig out my winter coat. Now, while I don't love how cold it is all of a sudden, I do love this coat. I got it on sale from Old Navy last year and the shade [...]

Shopping Ban Week 1 Recap: How I Almost Blew the Ban Before it Began

Shopping Ban Week 1 Recap: How I Almost Blew the Ban Before it Began

Week 1 is a short week for the Ban but since I got paid this week there is always the chance that something significant can happen. As it turns out, the significant event happened the night before the Ban even began. I almost wiped out all of my Shopping Ban goals with one decision. (Note: [...]