This month, I am going to look closely at how I spend my money. I've been mulling the Thirty Days of Nothing project that Mary over at Owlhaven just finished. I read a bit of her progress over the month and think it's a wonderful idea - to fast from consummerism for a month, to eat simpler meals, to avoid waste.
Of course, it didn't take me very long in contemplating my own life to come up with a half dozen things that I spend money on that I don't really need: premium coffee is top on my list. There's nothing wrong with buying premium coffee, if you can afford it (which I can) and if it makes a significant difference to you (oh, yes, it really does). But I suspect that there are a number of things I buy or do automatically that do not significantly affect my life. This month, I am going to look hard at where my money goes and see if there are changes that need to be made. I think, in this spirit, I will also make up Christmas shopping lists!
What's a new month's resolution? I've done this in July, August and September already. What's your new month's resolution?