Yup, it’s true! My goal for our No-Spend Month, besides not using my debit card at all, was to contribute $200 all on my own toward paying off a certain debt. I am happy to say that as of right now, I have earned:
The crazy thing is, when I gave myself a goal for $200, I was expecting to teach one extra piano lesson and also have a Wildtree tasting party for someone. None of those things ended up happening, yet God was still gracious enough to let me earn the money….and the month is not over yet! :)
I have prayed many times this month that God would provide extra ways for me to earn money to pay off debt. The Facebook resale groups that I mentioned 2 weeks ago have been such a blessing….I keep finding stuff to sell and post and praise God, people keep buying it! lol
As I mentioned in my review post for The Money Saving Mom’s Budget, having a goal has been invaluable. When I didn’t get the money for the lessons or party like I originally thought I would (I was expecting to bring in between $100-$120 from those events), I was forced to reevaluate and get creative with selling what I could.
The crazy thing is that the more I purge our house, the more I find that I can get rid of! Our house is like a Mary Poppins bag! lol
Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you to think outside the box and keep pressing on if you’re working at chipping away debt. And most importantly, don’t forget to PRAY! I really believe that living debt-free is a big deal to God and that He will bless you in those efforts.
You can do it!
P.S. I do have to admit here that I did use my debit card on Wednesday to buy a salad at Wendy’s. Luke had an evaluation for his feeding issues that was an hour and a half away and in my nervousness about the meeting I totally forgot to pack a lunch for myself. We left the house at 9:20 and didn’t get home til almost 3 – and I was starving. So yes, the debit card did get used once! Our printer ink was completely out so we had to buy an almost $30 cartridge for it – otherwise I would have had extra cash. I am hoping to have $6 left over this week to put back in the account to make up for it!
P.P.S. If you ever have a situation where you need to eat fast food, remember that Wendy’s supports the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption! Their Baja salad is really yummy and you can order it with a baked potato instead of chili so you don’t have to eat fake meat aka FEET. lol!