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My No-Buy Year Update

  Back in January, I talked about my plans for a No-Buy Year . I told you I would update you every few months, so here I am, about six months later to do just that. So, how is my No-Buy Year going? Well....it's a big fat failure.  But, is it really, though? No, not really. Let me explain.  When I set out to do this challenge, my goal was to maybe set aside even more money than I do now. The only money to do this with is my Fun Money category - the money I can use on whatever I want. And truth be told, it's not a whole lot.  See, I have a carefully crafted budget that reflects everything I want my money to do for me: pay bills, save for future purchases, and invest in my retirement as aggressively as I dare, all while still allowing me to have a life. These are all difficult feats considering my lower income.  It didn't take long after declaring my interest in a No-Buy Year that I grasped the reality of it all. I wouldn't be able to buy some drinks for the weekend, indul

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