Last week, I challenged you guys to a $20 Cash Crash Diet 5-Day Challenge after sharing with you that my spending had become a bit reckless over recent months.
I created a Facebook closed community for support and accountability and this structure worked wonderfully. I was able to be more mindful about my purchases and truly forced myself to choice between needs versus wants. (Click here to join.).
The secret in being successful at this challenge is in the preparation:
It would be a lie if I told you I was not tempted to buy things that I did not plan to spend or need during those five days, but the more I understood the larger goal of this process, the more I understood that the only thing that I wasn’t losing anything from it, I was l(re)earning one of the cornerstone of wealth, which is frugality.
In those five days, I bought:
By the last day of the challenge, I learned so much about myself and money. Here are some of my biggest takeaways:
Frugal Feminista Fam: What do you think? Could you make $20 stretch for 5 days? What would you need to do to start your own $20 Crash Cash Diet?