I totally overspent during the first week of my cash-only experiment (yes, I really did give up credit cards!) so I drastically scaled back during my second week. My cash outflow was drying up when – BAM! – I had to buy a new mattress. Believe me, it was that or sleep on the couch.
My mattress purchase leaves me with $157 for the month. Unless…I dip into savings to cover the mattress. Here’s how my spending looks so far.
Week 1 spending – $470 (including a pricey snowboarding trip)
Week 2 spending – $40 (just groceries)
Emergency mattress spending – $533
That adds up to $1,043. My target was to spend $1,200 this month.
UPDATE: For some reason the poll is not working. We made some tech updates recently on BargainBabe.com so I’m checking to see if those affected the polling features. Hang tight!