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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No-Buy Challenge! Are you up for it?

OK, kids. It's time to get psyched! I am issuing a challenge, Light Greenies! (That's what my ten -- it used to be only five! - loyal readers have just been dubbed).

Turtles are slow -- just like slow money.


In the spirit of slow money, your challenge is this: participate in April's No-Buy Month. This year, I resolved to practice the "No-Buy Month" every third month (Click here to find out more). January was my first No-Buy Month of the year, and I challenged myself to buy nothing non-consumable for an entire month.

In April, I want to go a bit further. Nothing non-consumable, and no entertainment dollars - no movie tickets, no restaurants (except when I travel for work, but WORK is paying for that), no bars, no roller coasters. Of course, all bills will be paid on-time - or nearly.

This is going to demand a lot of me, and I hope my friends will climb on board the Slow Money, No-Buy Train with me. For this challenge, you're invited to participate in any way you see fit -- you make your own rules. Feel free to go by my original rules: Nothing non-consumable for one month. Or if you want to really kick my butt, plan ahead and say you're not going to buy ANYTHING for a month.

Of course, the real reason I'm hoping my friends will join me is so I will have some folks to do FREE stuff with!

So here is the challenge:

In the comments section - here or in a subsequent No-Buy post -- assert your commitment to the challenge. Keep me posted of your progress by commenting throughout April.

One lucky participant will be chosen at random to receive a PRIZE - because I love prizes. The prize, naturally, will be some green goodies.

More info to follow... and yes, moms and dads, diapers DO count as consumables.

2 comments:

Tori said...

Hmmm...I'm going to have to give this some thought since April is my finals month. I think I can go with the no "non-consumables" rule for April though. It certainly would be better for my budget.

MG said...

I'm going to do it (though you know I'll need some major support) - one caveat: if I find THE house, I will buy it...though technically, I'll be "buying" it for 30 years. Definitely counts as slow money.