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Hello you beautiful Rebels and welcome Back to another video in today's video We are talking about the no spin Challenge the entire month of January we Are talking about the no spend challenge It is week two let's go honestly did not Feel much like a week one to the no Spend challenge but here we are in week Two if you are just tuning in now we do The no spend Challenge on this channel Every single January so there is past Videos for you to check out in a Playlist in the description of this Video go check it out I've share the no Spin challenge because it has really Helped my family get out of debt it Helps us save money it differentiates Between wants and needs and reframes the Way you think about money and I think It's really important to share that but Getting onto the good stuff I like to Use this to hold myself accountable to How much money I spend or how much money We spend and so I like to share how much Money we have spent during the month of January and so week by week I share how Much money we have spent and what on and What we have learned from that I don't Tend to share my budget in these videos So I don't break down how much is going Out for water or heating or our mortgage Or auto insurance or all the mundane Stuff that is like going on in the Background the cell phone bill the
Internet bill all that stuff I don't Really talk about that that's just in Our budget and goes out but we can Control how much other money we spend so I focus on talking about how much we Spend on groceries how much we spend on Gas in our car how much we spend on Miscellaneous I focus on that because we Can control that to a degree for example This month like I have said before we Are doing a pantry challenge where we Eat all the food in our pantry and Strive not to go to the grocery store And so we are really focused on eating The food we have in our freezer in our Fridge in our cupboards and we have a Lot of it because I have an extensive Garden and I freeze and can and Dehydrate and do a bunch of stuff to the Food from the garden to save it for Winter so we can do this and like I have Said before in past videos I use my Phone to keep lists of what we have Spent money on so I can keep track of Everything yes there are apps out there That will do that for you yes I could Probably just look at our credit card at The end of the month but I also like to Write down everything when I do it so Everything when I spend the money gets Written down it gets written down where I spent the money how much and what I Spent it on because I find it helps keep Us accountable and this has worked for
Years for us then I take that list from My phone at the end of the month I tally It up in an Excel sheet so I have gas I Have groceries I have miscellaneous I Have our mortgage I have our other bills And I can see how much money we have Going out on certain things and at the End of the year it looks really Interesting and you can see how much Money you're spending on stuff and so I'm kind of weird and I like to track All the data and look at it and honestly That is not no spin challenge related You do not have to do that that is just What we do so anyways in the past two Weeks of the challenge we have spent 35 Dollars that 35 was spent on clearance Items at the grocery store clearance Vegan cheese clearance bread clearance Stuff like that and honestly we it could Have been better we didn't really need To spend that money we strive to shop Clearance items usually and I store them In our freezer and I store them in the Cupboard because usually things are Still good even after their expiry date Especially if you preserve them and so I Do that quite a bit we get flash food Boxes you can check out Flash Food it's An app it's basically part of the Grocery store where they'll put expiring Food and you can buy it before the Expiry date at really really cheap Discounted prices so you can get boxes
Of bananas for like five dollars you can Get loaves of bread for like 20 cents I've seen it happen but anyways we Strive to get clearance items because Those items are going to get thrown out Anyway and it helps us save a bit of Money going back to that 35 dollars Though it did not need to be spent we Did not need more clearance items in our Fridge we didn't need more food to be Honest we just didn't need it we didn't Even have to go in the grocery store I Didn't have to go clearance hunting it Didn't have to happen I like to analyze And hack why my family spends money Especially why I spend money my why my Husband spends money it's very Interesting to know why you're spending Money if the answer makes perfect sense Oh you know you need caulking to redo Your bathroom okay awesome you have a Reason to spend the money you know you Ran out of X thing that you regularly Use in your kitchen okay that makes Sense while you're spending that money I honestly did not have to spend that 35 And it's very interesting why I did I am So used to going to the grocery store And hunting down clearance items That it has become a habit I don't even See the other food anymore I just look For clearance items and in in having That habit I mindlessly do that it it's Like something I do I know I know to go
To the grocery store you know once a Week and look for clearance items it is So ingrained in my habits in my schedule In what I do that I spent 35 dollars on Clearance food Because I was like This is just what I do I didn't even Think about Honestly did not really think about the No spend challenge I was just so into Doing that Weekly to fix that habit I Have to retrain my brain Into not going to the grocery store to Go bargain hunting I don't need to do That what I need to do is focus on what I already have I need to enjoy the food I already have my family doesn't need More food I went grocery shopping for my Family I bought my family food they Already have enough food they need to Enjoy the food that they have we just Have to enjoy what we have and just Stemming off that I think that one of The number one overall problems that People have at least in the top three Are that they are ingrained in habits And mindlessly Shop or do things because They are used to that habit and also That we don't really focus on what we Have already and say that's good enough That is good that is good enough I'm gonna use what I have and maybe Maybe this is just part of being human Part of being human is always striving
To do a bit better to get more for Yourself to have a life that is Plentiful you know it's ingrained in the Human way of being because that's what Our ancestors did they always were Striving to you know save a bit more Food they were always striving to be in A bit of a better safer place But now in our society everything is so Readily available to us everything is so Convenient We don't need to do that to the fullest Extent anymore anyone could really argue That anything you want that is your Dream is a bit extra if you want to go On vacation that's probably a bit extra If you want to pay off your car that's Probably a bit extra I don't know I mean You could argue that probably but for us Our extra I don't know our you know Dream Is to get a piece of Country property And it has been our Dream for a while Now my point is though you don't need to Have every little thing Especially if it's not your overall Dream or blocks that dream spending that 35 dollars was not needed I did it Mindlessly it's really interesting why I Did it so I like to analyze it but it Overall blocked me from our dream that We are trying to achieve and so I think This is why you really need to be goal Oriented with uh no spend Challenge and
You need to focus on that dream and you Need to focus on that goal because if You are doing things mindlessly if you Have mindless spending habits they will Block you and so that's what I'm trying To find that is my excess I'm trying to Cut out so that we can save a bit more Money towards our Dream now what I'm Going to to do to avoid my mindless Clearance shopping I'm going to Officially not go in any stores for the Month of January unless something is Truly needed so I am not going grocery Shopping anymore for January unless we Run out of something and it's like Imperative we have to have it and I Really can't think of anything that's Imperative That we have to have that I can't make Myself so we are going to try this Method honestly probably a little bit Extreme for a lot of people not going Into any stores but you know I don't Want to be tempted and it's a great way To remove Temptation I tell everyone to Unsubscribe from emails from stores so They don't look at them during the no Spin challenge I tell people not to go Shopping or browsing in stores if you Don't absolutely need something and now I need to do this I am not going in any Stores let me know down in the comments How you are doing with week two of your No spend challenge it's really only
Feels like a week has passed it really Has only been a week but because of the Way the calendar is it's week two I'm Just gonna do that but anyways let me Know down in the comments how you're Doing get dirty say magical piece bye