Based in Frederick, Maryland, Digital Ink & Parchment is a blog by Alexandria Pallat. Her posts explore the integration of faith in every day life.

Hitting Pause on Spending

Hitting Pause on Spending

Last Monday, I “graduated” from Financial Peace University! And now I am super pumped.

Financial Peace University is operated by Dave Ramsey, a Christian-based financial guy. If you’ve heard of him or listened to his radio show (as my husband used to, almost religiously), you know his deal. If you’ve never heard of him…well, now you have, and I encourage you to find out more.

Financial Peace University is an 8-week course that teaches you how to be a better steward with your money. (The word “steward” is important. If you’ve taken the class, you know why.) While going to the class gave me anxiety, and I drove home in tears a few times (just anxiety driven), it was entirely worth it. I am currently paying down debt and finally seeing a way out, and I’m actually saving!

So, to challenge myself, I am hitting the pause button on spending this week!

Aside from my therapy session and (potentially) gas in my car, I will not be spending anything—via cash or card. I’m even taking my cards out of my wallet so I’m not tempted.

At the end of the week, I’m going to tell you all about how I did it and how I fared. (Spoiler: it involves a big grocery trip and a Sunday of meal planning.) Want some extra tips? Sign up for the weekly newsletter. I’ll lay out the menu I used for the week, how I planned it in advance, and tips to keep yourself accountable.

Interested in doing it yourself? Feel free to join me this week, and tell me all about it!

Let’s hit PAUSE and save some money!

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