The No Spend Challenge – Start Here & Summary

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Jonathan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ouachita Baptist University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. While he works for a contractor buying specialized tools, his passion is personal finance, frugal living, blogging, and stewardship.

Welcome to the The No Spend Challenge!

A No Spend Challenge for a month is a fantastic way to fund your emergency fund, pay off bills, reset spending habits, and keep yourself focused.

Join the No Spend Challenge Facebook group with over 4000 members today for daily support!

If I had to summarize this challenge in one sentence it’d probably be something like this:

The No Spend Challenge is a month of not spending anything that is not a necessity as well as eating from your pantry & freezer as much as possible.

The goal is to stop spending. We will have activities and mini-challenges to keep us busy every day. You will likely look back and be amazed at how much your perspective changed after this challenge.

The No Spend Challenge

The No Spend Challenge Summary:

Day 0 – The No Spend Challenge – Summary (You are here)
Day 1 – Rules & Guidelines
Day 2 – Plan Free Activities for the Month
Day 3 – Organize Our Freezer & Refrigerator
Day 4 – Organize Our Pantry
Day 5 – Brainstorming Meals
Day 6 – Meal Swapping
Day 7 – 1st Week Reflection
Day 8 – “Eat Out” at Home with Family or Friends
Day 9 – Learn Something New for Free!
Day 10 – Learn Something New for Free… Again!
Day 11 – Time to Clean the House!
Day 12 – Time to Continue to Clean the House!
Day 13 – Clean out the Garage or Storage Unit
Day 14 – 2nd Week Reflection

Day 15 – Sell Stuff!
Day 16 – Try Bartering
Day 17 – Have a Free Date Night!
Day 18 – Clean the Bedroom Closet
Day 19 – Clean the Home Office
Day 20 – Clean the Kid’s Room(s)
Day 21 – 3rd Week Reflection
Day 22 – Get Free Stuff
Day 23 – Get Free Money
Day 24 – Have Another Free Date Night!
Day 25 – Free Family Fun!
Day 26 – Get Crafty!
Day 27 – Rethink Next Month’s Budget
Day 28 – 4th Week Reflection
Day 29 – Please Provide Feedback
Day 30 – Write a Page Reflecting on this Month
Day 31 – Plan for the Holidays

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Are you ready? Get started with Day 1 now!

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Jonathan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ouachita Baptist University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. While he works for a contractor buying specialized tools, his passion is personal finance, frugal living, blogging, and stewardship.

68 Comments

    • Jolleen you can make your own rules. So basically set a goal of say saving 20% of the budget and give it a try. Indeed, it helps when people are doing the same thing as you. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Might have to try this. We just moved, so we already cleaned out a lot of “extra.” Having said that, we just moved and we haven’t really figured out the ins and outs of living in our new budget. These articles should help.

    • Remember Amy you can totally adopt this to your lifestyle. You set the rules. You make the goals. Should give it a try for a week see how you do. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow, that is a great list you have put together. I am not sure it would be so easy to follow for us but I am sure even making small changes will help so I am sure that a lot of people will be glad you did this.

  3. It’s such an awesome program. I want to start at the beginning. I kind of jumped in a few days ago. So when everyone is finishing up, I’ll still have some days to go.

  4. I will be trying this. But it won’t be for a while. We are planning a move at the beginning of September so all funds need to go to that for the next few weeks, but this is a great idea!

    • M that’s great! Yes, there’s similarities between this challenge and a Freezer or Pantry challenge. You should totally do it again next month! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. We have a few already ticked off our list, holding a garage sale on the 20th, using stock from the freezer, planned and paid for a holiday in November… Sorry must dash and get a few more ticked off.

  6. This is exactly what we’re doing right now! Nothing but necessary spending. Trying to get a few things paid off after a bunch of unexpected expenses. I don’t want to drain our emergency fund if I can help it. Going without spending will help us get back to good! We’re on week two without grocery shopping already. If we can get to three weeks without a full trip, that would be amazing.

    • Jennifer glad you found this useful. Yes you can do it! Feel free to join the Facebook group too. Happy New year! Best wishes in 2016 and keep up the great content on your blog!

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