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I Tried Spending Nothing For An Entire Week, And Here’s What Happened

I’m not great with money. My rent is more than half my monthly income (financial no-no number one), I’ve still got student loan debt and my credit score is weep-worthy. A few months ago, a friend unexpectedly paid back a bit of money he’d owed me for five years. I immediately spent it on trips to London and France instead of saving it for more practical things like a) my own debt repayment, b) taxes, c) my nest egg or d) anything other than trips to Europe.

Though I may always be a bit financially messy, I recently decided it was time to change the frivolous ways in which I blow my cash. I resolved to put myself to the ultimate test: I vowed to go one week without spending a dime. Here’s what happened when I gave my wallet a breather.

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