Here's to Low Spending September
There's going to be a lot of window shopping and photo taking next month, and a lot less actual spending and shopping. At least that's my plan. I committed to Low Spending August and did a lot less shopping, but I didn't track my savings, i.e., how much I didn't spend. My plan for September is to track how much I saved.
I do a lot of walking in Manhattan and there are treasures on every corner. It's easy to spend ten dollars just walking from home to the library, less than a mile away. I might stop for an iced coffee, see some cute product on sale at the drugstore when I stop in to pick up a prescription and pick up a mango or two at the fruit stand on the corner. None of this is bad, but it's about ten dollars more than I needed to spend. This month's goal is to cut the random spending.
These products called out to me, too, but I just said hello and walked on.
I'm guessing I can save fifty dollars in September by cutting back on my daily spending. In the interest of transparency I will be tracking and reporting weekly on how much I don't spend. I have no major purchases planned, though I may replace my ancient air conditioner if I see an especially good sale. I also want to replace t-shirts and my fall jacket. The t-shirts have seen better years and the jacket is way too big. I've been wearing the jacket for at least ten years, so I've definitely gotten my money's worth.
I'm doing the first giveaway on Coffee Light and Mysteries (Mostly) Noir, the companion blog to Buttercupland. I've returned to more regular reading and am reaching out to mystery readers in Buttercupland. Just click the link and it's a quick comment to enter the giveaway.
It was 95 in New York City today, so we know it's still summer. I won't mind the temperature dropping, but I love no jacket and no sock weather. How about you?
As ever, thanks for visiting and enjoy the last of August!