Here are the rules I've set for myself:
- I will only buying things I need (legitimately need, not just think I need) and things previously budgeted (such as my trip this weekend).
- No spontaneous Amazon or iTunes purchases (Prime and one-click ordering make it way too easy).
- Only eight meals out the entire month. (This includes takeout.)
None of these rules apply during my upcoming vacation, obviously.
Have you ever done a spending freeze?
Any advice or tips?