I am trying to do a six-month spending fast that I read about online to help me become a better steward of my blessings. Here are several things that have helped me keep on track:
1. Debit/credit card stays in the house.
2. No online purchases.
3. Shopping is done only on set days, e.g., after my payday which is every other Friday. I can’t stop at the store on the way to work, etc.
4. I have scheduled one day a month to eat out (this includes fast foods stops)!
5. I have to write down everything I spend and the dates and keep it posted on my fridge.
It has been a real eye opener on how easily money is frittered away without even realizing it.
I hope this can help someone.