Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fiscal Fast, Sept. 12 - 18, 2011

I'm going to try for a Fiscal Fast this week. Thanks to Sharon at Midlife Mom Musings for the challenge/idea.

Our Fiscal Fast Rules:

  1. Gas for vehicles will be purchased prior to fast. Additional gas will only be purchased for business purposes. (My vehicle is essential for my work.)
  2. Regular groceries will be purchased in advance. Milk will be the only allowable food purchase during the week.
  3. Bills that are automated will be allowed, but that is it. If anything else comes up, it will have to wait until the 19th of September. We pay for babysitter/childcare weekly, so it will  be allowed also.
  4. Keep a household diary, putting in how I avoided spending each day, thoughts and feelings about not spending and what I would typically spend on a given day.

That's it in a nutshell. I have my giant to-do list to keep my hands busy when work isn't doing it. I can catch up on laundry until the cash on the laundry card runs out. All monies coming in will be whisked away to rent account, EEE account, or kept in chequing account for bill payments coming later in the month.

Anyone else doing a fiscal fast this month?


  1. Good for you! I'm thinking of doing cost budget jar week challenge, but not sure yet. September is an expensive month for us.. Good luck!

  2. Yes, I was going to do it this week but due to my daughter's birthday this Wed. I've decided to wait until the following week.
    My daughter wouldn't really appreciate me "not spending" on her birthday.

  3. I need to do a fiscal fast. Maybe I'll make one today.

  4. Good luck Auntie Eboo!! You will love it! I was supposed to do it this week, but, alas, will have to postpone. BUT, I will be your cheerleader all week!!!