It's March 1st which means our no spend month is over. How'd we do? Well, to be honest, it wasn't our most successful one. Not awful but we did spend on things like going out and some new clothes. The clothes were needed. The dining out not so much. The middle school basketball season ended so there was a bit of celebrating in the form of eating out but it was at a Mexican restaurant so it wasn't pricey at all. We had company one weekend and I made lasagna instead of going out. That's a win in my book.
We saved a little bit extra. We didn't go crazy or buy things we didn't need so I'd call it a moderate success.
Now I need to go work on that March budget. I started using Every Dollar last month and think I will like it. I'm still getting used to it, just like with any new budgeting system but I think I'll stick with it. I'm such a pen and paper person that it's taking some getting used to but you sure can't help but love that everything gets calculated for you.
I think just being aware, giving every dollar a name and thinking before you spend helps an awful lot.