Does Your Checkbook Need the January Money Diet?

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Ah, another Christmas is behind us. I hope you had a splendid celebration and enjoyed a special day with your loved ones.

As the holiday season winds down, the end of December signals the inevitable reconciliation of how much money was spent versus what was budgeted. Perhaps, like me, you’re also beginning to think about your goals and hopes for the coming year.

It’s common to think about lighter eating and exercising after all of the indulgences of the holidays, but January is also a great time to get back on track financially. To that end, what if you cut all nonessential spending for 31 days? Hundreds of people have successfully completed the January Money Diet while finding plenty of creative ways to have fun and live large without spending cash.

Care to join us? All you have to do is leave a comment on the January Money Diet page stating your intention to take the challenge. Every day in January I’ll post a new task or idea to help you start 2012 financially strong. If you prefer to have the daily postings delivered by e-mail, it’s free to subscribe here.

Many people discover that breaking the spending habit is a change they carry throughout the year–saving their money for the things and experiences that are truly important, and spending less on the empty frivolities that can deplete cash so easily.

I hope you’ll join us for the January Money Diet, and here’s to a happy, healthy, financially strong 2012!


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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

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