For almost a month I’ve been on a spending freeze, meaning I’ve stopped buying (almost) anything unnecessary. I had two big bills within 2 weeks of each other and now I’m trying to minimize the amount I carry over on my credit card. I’ve never had so little money in the bank.
I’ve discovered a surprising perk to being broke – I no longer feel guilty about not spending my money! I can walk into a store without feeling the pressure to buy something. I don’t care about coming off as cheap. I don’t feel pressured to spend a lot on presents. Yesterday I got a call from a charity, and I could honestly say I couldn’t afford to donate. It felt great. 😉