Welcome to of the January Money Diet, a challenge to take a 31-day break from nonessential spending. If you’ve just joined us, you can learn more about the money diet here — and jump right in!
Yesterday’s post was about saving money on fuel, and today we take it one step further. Could you try to eliminate using gas or other fuel, even if it’s just for a quick errand? Could you ride your bike to the post office? Or snowshoe, or cross country ski to the grocery store? Or ride your horse, or your llama, to work? Or take the bus, or the train? Or try carpooling? Or put on your walking shoes and stroll?
Homework Assignment #23: Try to get yourself from Point A to Point B without driving your personal automobile sometime in the next three days. How did you feel? Who did you encounter along the way? Let us know about your experience.
Win a Deluxe Happy Simple Living Gift Basket
In honor of the January Money Diet, I’ll be giving away a gift basket chock-full of home and garden goodies plus several books at the end of the month. On January 31, 2013, I’ll draw one random name from everyone who commented during the month and that lucky person will win the gift basket. I hope you’ll stop by often this month and share your own ideas, thoughts and experiences about taking a 31-day break from nonessential spending.