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Welcome to the www.momadvice.com No Spend Challenge. To join this group, you simply need to make a commitment towards not spending for a set amount of time. It could be a day, a week, a month, or even a year. Make that commitment to your family and share a picture of what you do each day when you are not spending money. Get your finances back on track and have fun documenting the creative ways you spend your time together.

Would you like to take a no-spend adventure with me? Just think of all of the free time you will have if you are not out shopping and spending for a month.

Here are a few ideas for how you could spend all of that free time!

-Get your finances back on track by trying out a free program like Mint.com and get in better touch with your past spending.

- Dust off those old board games and spend an evening playing them together.

-Watch free movies on Hulu.com or take out the DVD collection and watch your favorite movies again. If you are really craving a new release, sign up on Redbox.com to get a free movie code every Monday and use that to get your movie fix for the month.

-Break out that really old game system and relive those games again with your kids.

-Dig through your old cookbooks and try out recipes using some of the ingredients in your pantry.

-Play a game of Iron Chef with your spouse and let your children be the judge of the best dish by having your very own cooking contest. You might be surprised that even dad’s toasted Pop-Tart might be the judge’s favorite in this contest.

-Actually use the craft supplies that you have bought and start tackling some of your crafty ideas for the holidays.

-Find the floor in your laundry room.

-Look for free community activities that you could do as a family.

-Volunteer or find things in your home that you could donate to those less fortunate.

-Visit the library and actually read the books.

-Clip coupons and plan your grocery shopping in advance for next month.

-Take a wonderful and delicious nap.

-Learn a new skill set or check out books on self-improvement to help make your life better or easier.

-Get free museum passes from the library or check the local museum’s websites for information on their free admittance days. Don’t forget to pack a lunch!

-Have a potluck-style swap night with your friends and exchange three of your things for three of theirs.

-Read that pile of magazines or newspapers that never gets read.

-Exercise.

-Listen to free music on Last.fm and make a fun mix of songs you listened to when you were dating your spouse.

-Take a bubble bath.

-Play on the floor with your children.

-Organize your closet and take inventory of your wardrobe.

-Put batteries in the children’s toys to make them “new” again.

-Tackle a home improvement project that you bought supplies for, but still haven’t finished.

However you decide to spend your no-spend day, weekend, week, month, or year, I hope that it brings into focus how great it can truly be to not spend and that it gives you the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with those around you.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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