This is a link to the seventh in an ongoing series billed as 30 Day Challenge to save $1,000 by Ramit Sethi at IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com, his blog on personal finance (banking, saving, budgeting, and investing) and personal entrepreneurship. His series outlines the various ways we can keep money in our pockets.Tip #7: Create a “No Spending” day once a week
Today’s tip is to set at least one day per week on your calendar when you don’t spend one dollar.
The point of placing it on your calendar is to make it a consistent system, something that you do at that time, instead of having to remember to do it. The point of having it be only one day a week is that it’s only a limited “fast” — it’s easier to do, and you can get the experience of doing it, and look at having done it and know it wasn’t as hard as you thought it would be.
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For previous tips: Tip #1: Pack lunches for the rest of the week, Tip #2: Turn your thermostat down 3 degrees, Tip #3: Sell something on eBay today, Tip #4: Involve your friends in your savings challenge, Tip #5: Optimize your cellphone bill, Tip #6: Use gas prices to become your own hedge fund