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What constitutes a NSD?

June 23rd, 2009 at 08:59 pm

Does not spending any money apart from "reoccurring planned for" payments thwart a NSD?

For the record, I did NOT have a NSD. I was too tempted by a mini ice cream in my favorite flavor. So there goes $2.50 and a potential NSD.

I did pack my lunch to bring with me though, so that's good. And I am going running this evening so that will keep me away from the shops or any other potential NSD unfriendly places.

Update:

After reading the comments on this post, I have decided that NSD for me will comprise of days where I do not spend money on crap that I don't need. While it's true that there is really no "No Spend Day", I feel that we have control over at least what we spend on. Basic things in life like rent, electricity, food, of course we have no choice but to fork over money for, but we still have some choice over how we spend money on them. For example, you would not want to spend your money on junk food every single day, would you? Or spend exuberant amount of rent/mortgage on a building that is not built green, etc?

3 Responses to “What constitutes a NSD?”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    technically it's not a no spend day if you spend money - any money. BUT, some people count NSD's when it's just no spending on non-neccesities.

  2. Nika Says:

    Personally, I don't think there is such a thing as a NSD.

    You are still using electricity, living in a place you are paying for, using water to shower. It cost money to live. You are just paying for it at another time - before or after, and "in bulk".

    If I bought what I ate for dinner today or 3 days ago, does not make a difference in the amount consumed.

    So I think it is a total "big picture" that matters.

  3. M E 2 Says:


    I think a NSD for a week or more is pretty near impossible, NOT improbable, but highly unlikely.

    It is in my case due to the fact that I cannot/do not/will not bike/walk to work (it is a 30 minute drive, one way, in and of itself with light to moderate traffic) and there is NO public transportation readily available to me.

    Therefore, every 7-10 days, I HAVE to buy gas, period.

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