My Next Challenge

August 5, 2008 at 3:12 AM 3 comments

At breakfast a few weeks ago, my good friend M.W., encouraged me to continue challenging myself. In May I joined the 29 Day Giving Challenge. In July my husband challenged me to avoid paying full retail prices for 30 days. I’m considering attempting a no-spend month, but I’m not sure I’m ready for such an intense challenge just yet.

I would prefer the challenge to be a financial one, but I’m not opposed to venturing into a challenge for better health or well-being. I know a lot of pf bloggers are committing to the 100 push-up challenge. Unfortunately, my health issues prevent me from participating in that challenge, but maybe I can challenge myself to a modified version.

I also like the idea of Poorer Than You’s Know Where the Money Goes Challenge. To participate I’d have to write down everything I spend money on for the month of August. I’ve tried this before, but I’ve never been able to stick with it over the long term.

I’d like to start the challenge next week. If you have any inspirational ideas please leave a comment.

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  • 1. My Journey From Debt  |  August 5, 2008 at 7:06 AM

    I can’t think of anything good offhand, but I might try and think of something for you for next month :D

    As for the tracking every penny think, I think it is a great idea. By doing that on my site I have already prevented myself from several purchases that I otherwise would have likely made.

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  • 2. One Frugal Girl  |  August 7, 2008 at 2:34 AM

    @my journey… – Since I don’t feel particularly creative I think I’ll aim for ‘tracking every penny’ this month. Although I’m not a big spender it will be nice to see where each and every penny is going.

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  • 3. Elizabeth  |  August 10, 2008 at 2:21 AM

    I was going to start the push-up challenge but forgot about it.

    I tracked my money for a year or so (still do to some extend) and found it very useful, though I use my debit card for almost everything and rarely ever have cash so it wasn’t/isn’t all that difficult to do.

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