Here's our challenge: One day each month, resolve not to buy anything. It's like a detox for your wallet!
This simple exercise will show you just how many tiny purchases you make in one day--and how quickly they add up! A coffee to go, takeout for dinner, an in-app purchase, a night on the town? Organize your day so you can avoid these kinds of costs. Instead, use what you already have.
This is also a good time to think about your spending habits. There's already an official "Buy Nothing Day" each year on the last Friday of November (the same day as Black Friday). The goal is to quietly protest overconsumption.
Are you ready to take the challenge?
What you should do:
- Pick a day of the month and mark it on your calendar.
- Leave your money at home.
- Use what you already have.
- Avoid making small purchases--they add up quick!
- Tell your friends about your day.
You can repeat the challenge every month!