It’s officially been over 24 hours since I kicked off my experiment to go 7 Days Without Spending A Dime. So far, it’s been rather easy. I haven’t had any real needs as far as buying things so it has not bothered me at all yet. I normally do not leave the house much on the weekdays so the weekend is going to be the tough part.
Anyways, after receiving a few comments yesterday, I wanted to clarify where I got this idea from. This entire experiment was based off of the article “The Agony of Seven Days Without Spending” which was found on CNN.com. In it, the author wrote about what it was like to go seven days without spending any money. However, I thought it was a very lame attempt at the experiment.
Starting the first day of the article, the author had already started begging others for money and promised to pay them back. This makes the experiment way less interesting in my opinion. He even eats out one day and has his friend pick up the tab. This voids the experiment if you ask me.
My Experiment Will Be Better
I vow to keep my experiment real. I will try 100% to not spend any money nor ask others for it. I will come up with my own ideas on how to get by without spending. I have plenty food stocked up in the cupboards that hasn’t been touched in a long time. Say hello to Spaghettio’s.
Tough Times Ahead
Upon starting the experiment yesterday, I forgot about a few things coming up that are going to make this experiment way more work than expected. First up, my girlfriend and I have tickets to go see Doug Stanhope this weekend at a bar here in Phoenix. He is one of my favorite comedians and it’s going to be pretty hard to not order a few drinks. My hopes are to come up with a solution by then (already have a few ideas).
Secondly, the Arizona Cardinals play the New York Giants on Sunday. It should be a pretty good game since it is the best team the Cardinals have faced all year. I’d love to go to the bar to watch it, but no spending is going to make that tough. Once again I will have to come up with a solution.
What I Hope To Get Out Of This Experiment
Following this experiment, I really hope to come up with a few great ideas on how to save some extra money. I have been trying more and more to save up to do some traveling and I hope this will help even more.
Stay tuned, I still have a long ways to go…