Mar 182013
 
Cash-Only Challenge Part V: Our Cash Budget System

Our Cash Budget When reading about our various cash-only adventures, people sometimes asked how we budgeted our money to last the whole month.  There are probably many different ways to manage your money when adopting a cash-only lifestyle, but here’s the method we chose: Before we began, we created a written budget that showed all [...]

Sep 052012
 
Cash-Only Challenge Goes On Vacation (Part IV)

My husband and I are in the midst of an unofficial Three Month Cash-Only Challenge, in which we reluctantly forego credit cards and use actual, physical cash for all of our purchases.  If you’re curious as to why would go cash-only despite our love of credit card rewards, check out Part I, “The Accidental Players.” [...]

Jun 292012
 
Cash-Only Challenge Part III: The Roller Coaster

My husband and I are in the midst of an unofficial Three Month Cash-Only Challenge, in which we reluctantly forego credit cards and use actual, physical cash for all of our purchases.  If you’re curious as to why would go cash-only despite our love of credit cards, check out Part I, “The Accidental Players.” The [...]

Jun 212012
 
Cash-Only Challenge Part II: Grocery Budget Jitters

My husband and I have officially begun our unofficial Three Month Cash-Only Challenge, which means that we reluctantly weaned ourselves of our credit and debit cards and start using actual, physical cash to make our purchases.  If you curious as to why would go cash-only despite our long-standing affection for credit card rewards, check out [...]

Jun 142012
 
Cash-Only Challenge: Part I: The Accidental Players

My husband and I are finding ourselves accidental players in an unofficial game called the Three Month Cash-Only Challenge.  This challenge was devised by money-saving expert Crystal Paine in her upbeat personal finance book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget (reviewed here).  She challenged readers to do away with credit AND debit cards for 3 months, [...]