Today is the first day of February which means #NoShopFeb has begun. Most of you have no idea what I’m talking about about so before I jump into this post, let me explain the basics. #NoShopFeb is a month-long project that myself and over 20 other bloggers are working on. During this month we are all refraining from purchasing new clothes, accessories, shoes, beauty products (unless repurchasing a current product), eating out, and for me mostly buying coffee.
Now if you know me personally, this sounds probably impossible. At the very least, on this list, I’ll be amazing if I go single week without going out and buying myself an iced coffee before I go to work. It has become second nature to spend that $2.83 before I make it into my office only for the coffee to be gone within an hour. Do I really need it? Is that caffeine really keeping me awake? Hopefully over the next month I will be able to answer these questions, and instill better habits in my daily life.
In addition to refraining from spending extra money, I have two goals that I’d like to achieve by the end of the month. The first one is to go through my closet and to get rid of any clothing that I have not worn or do not plan to wear in the foreseeable future. The great thing about the group I’m working with for #NoShopFeb is how we all come from different backgrounds. One blogger suggested a group clothing donation to Saver’s since the majority of us are from New England. The best part about this mass donation is that Saver’s will donate $1 to the Epilepsy Foundation for every pound of clothes we give. I’m so looking forward to getting rid of the ~15 pounds of unworn clothes that I’ve had sitting in garbage bags in my room for the past year!
The second goal I hope to achieve is to get a better understanding of personal finance. I treat my credit card like it is a bottomless gift card which is an issue since that’s obviously not the case. Because I won’t be out spending money, I want to use this free time to learn more about personal finances. More specifically, I want to learn how to take out a loan, how mortgages work, how to buy house, how different kinds of insurance work, etc. I am only months away from turning 25 years old, and I feel like I don’t know quite as much as I have always believed I would know by the time I hit my mid 20s. Now is as good a time as any to finally learn!
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