The No-Spend Month: Week 2

It feels surprisingly good not spending money.

Addey Vaters


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Week two of my no-spend month is in the books, and I’d call it a success. I’m going to start by breaking down each day of the last week, which included a lot less spending than a typical week would (progress, friends, progress.)

February 7th

I did make a purchase on Monday, but it was my grocery order for the week, so it counts under the category of necessities. One tip I’ve heard from others online who have done a no-spend month is that grocery ordering is your friend, and I have to say I agree. It’s a lot less tempting to purchase unnecessary groceries or venture into the non-grocery aisles at your closest store when you’re not even stepping foot inside. I purchased everything I needed for the week online for delivery, and that was that.

February 8th

The first of many days this week where I didn’t spend a since cent.

February 9th

Another no-spend day in week two of my no-spend month. I was on a roll!

February 10th

And here’s where the rolling stopped. I will say that my purchase this day was justified, but that doesn’t mean it was necessarily the right call. I ended up coming down with a migraine Thursday night, so I ordered Doordash for dinner. Was it the best decision? Not necessarily, since I am trying to kick extra expenses to the curb. But was it a worthwhile decision? Yes — it got healthy food into my body when all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball on the couch.

February 11th

I still had that fun migraine hangover all day, but I didn’t let that cloud my judgment on Friday. Even when I ended up snowed in for the evening, I opted to make pizza rather than order it out. So Friday was another no-spend day.

February 12th

Once again I didn’t spend any money on Saturday! I even met up with a friend but, instead of getting coffee or lunch, we chose to go for a walk in the snow.

February 13th

Pre-Valentine’s day got the best of me and I ordered some chocolates. When you don’t have a…



Addey Vaters

Writer, reader, cat lover, and tea drinker. Romance novelist in progress. Words in Adroit Journal, Vita Brevis, & others.