I am on the downward roll of what I wanted to be a "no plastic" month: a month where I didn't use either any credit card or my ATM card as either a withdrawal or a debit or credit. I made it to Tuesday, but then became involved in an unplanned entertainment where I had to supply lunch, and since I had no cash on hand, wound up using the ATM "credit" in the supermarket. Not the absolute worst thing, I guess. At least I wasn't mindlessly charging some useless dust-catcher! (Not that I actually do that, of course, having been out of work for over 3 1/2 years.)
Still, I would have liked to have finished the month without relying on plastic. I'm going to try again in March. I read somewhere that if one is really serious about giving up using cards, place them in water and freeze them. That'll make one think twice about impulse buying.
My most frugal activity is almost always cooking our own meals, and hardly ever eating in restaurants. But that's not a new skill for me.
When you're on the right track in life all you have to do is keep going. - M. Sarafraz
A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness. - Bernard de Fontanelle
| Pounds lost: 19.0