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Expenses for the Week of February 10th-16th — Buy Nothing New for a Year!

It’s hard to believe another week has gone by so quickly…seems like I just updated our purchases yesterday. Last week saw 3 out of 7 days with nothing purchased at all, which isn’t bad. It definitely helps us to not purchase new things when we are avoiding retail stores at all costs. A friend of ours recently commented on how she has gone from a few visits a week to Target to having not stepped foot inside of one since December 28th! That’s what I’m talking about! We’re so glad that our resolution has challenged our friends, family and others to reevaluate their shopping patterns. While making this resolution for ourselves, we quickly realized that it wasn’t necessarily the items we went to the store with the intent on purchasing that was doing the damage, but all of the extras that we would throw in the cart because they were on sale or “a good deal.” Read more