It’s difficult to save money and not splurge on things you want. Let’s face it, those financial goals you made this year will need as much help as you can get. One of the key ways I save is to play games. Let me show you what I mean.
Last July, I made a resolution not to spend any money on things other than basic necessities such as food and my bus pass in September. Even filling up Moose with gas was pretty much off-limits as we decided to do a lot of biking, walking, and carpooling instead.
By naming September, Samurai September, the game was set in motion to see if I could succeed. Not only did I not spend any money that month, I didn’t spend any money in October either! I wanted to beat the rules of my game, and break the record by as far a margin as possible. The feeling is just like trying to smash the Pacman record by a wide margin, so nobody will ever unseat you.