We’re 3 days into our No-Spend Challenge this month.
If you’re just joining us, it’s not too late to jump on the money-challenge-train!
And if you feel like you already fell off the train, don’t worry! Just jump back on!
Here’s one of the key ways we can stick with our no-spend plans:
Fill your time with either free activities or some money-making activities! This will leave you with less opportunity for impulse spending, whether online or in-person!
Here’s a few ideas 💡 to get you started:
🤸🏼 Favorite Free Activities 🤸🏼
🗑️ Declutter the house or garage. I focus on 1 room at a time and sort through what can be donated versus sold.
🗄️ Organize closets and cupboards. It may just be me, but I actually find this fun. I also appreciate the challenge of finding ways to organize with items I already have on hand (read: we don’t need a trip to the container store to organize our things!)
👩🏻🍳 Cook or bake a new recipe you’ve never tried before while listening to music from the region that food is inspired by!
💵 Favorite Money Making Activities 💵
🏷️ Sell gently used items you no longer need. I like Facebook Marketplace or Ebay for selling kitchen items, small furniture, household decor, and electronics.
🏠 Rent out space on your property with AirBnB. Jen rented out their spare bedroom for a few years and has great things to say about that experience! Meanwhile I am considering renting our whole house when we travel back north to see family.
🐶 Watch, walk, or drop-in on others’ pets! Particularly for the animal lovers out there, Rover is a great option for making cash without a big time-investment or the necessity to commit long-term.
⭐ Favorite Thing To Do With Money We Didn’t Spend ⭐
💳 PUT IT IN A HIGH YIELD SAVINGS ACCOUNT. Yes, I am yelling that. But in a friendly way. This one at CIT is a great option because it’s currently offering 4.65% APY.
It took me (Jill) way too long to actually open one of these accounts and I don’t want you to make the same mistake. This is where I keep my emergency fund and I literally make over $100 each month on my money.
Until next time,
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