Lessons from a month-long miser.
Today is the first day in over a month that I can freely spend money. I put myself on a spending freeze for the month of January, and now that February has arrived I want to reflect on everything I learned. This little experiment started as a small personal challenge and a way to make up for the annual holiday spending binge. Limiting my spending had unintended side-effects however. It caused me to notice and reflect on habitual behaviours of mine, as well as find new solutions to problems that can usually be solved by spending money. So how’d I do overall?