Three Month Spending Ban – March

In case you aren’t aware I have put myself on a spending ban so that I can get back in control of my finances. If you don’t know why I am on a ban then you can check out February’s post for all the info and rules I have to follow.

I feel like the spending ban has actually come at the right time. Half way through February I found out that I would essentially be made redundant from my biggest client. I am currently looking for more work and I am sure that something will turn up. In the mean time stopping unnecessary spending seems like a very good idea.

How did I do?

In an effort to stick to the ban I’ve avoided all emails from stores as something will normally catch my eye. I’ve literally been deleting them as soon as they hit my inbox. I haven’t looked on any websites either as I think I will just be setting myself up for failure.

I’ve been into Cambridge a few times which hasn’t made things easy. I have also been to a few events which just made me want to buy all of the things. It also makes it difficult when I watch Youtubers and their hauls or outfits make me want to buy clothes.

In my defence it was my birthday at the end of February and I was given a bit of money. I have made a few purchases which I’m going to include so that this post is 100% honest even though I haven’t actually spent any of my wage. This month I’ve managed to save £350 which is £150 more than last month.

Spending not including living costs:

  • Two shirts from New Look – £34.98
  • Beauty Pie products for review – £23.54
  • Origins serum – £44
  • The September Issue DVD – £4.90
  • Steve Maddern sunglasses – £12.99

Total: £120.41


  1. April 30, 2017 / 10:26 am

    I’m feeling really inspired. We’ve just bought a new house &I I’m dreading having to reign in my spending, this challenge seems a fun way to ease me into better more controlled spending habits x

    • lifesacatwalk
      April 30, 2017 / 10:28 am

      I found it hard at times but overall I’ve enjoyed it. I think it’s just made me think more sensibly before I buy something random!

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