participate in a spending detox? who me?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

as i mentioned last week here on the plum i was charged by cleveland's local NBC affiliate WKYC (and my friend maureen kyle), to go on a spending detox - i.e. not spend a single dollar for an entire week.

well the week was completed this past sunday and the results are in!

the first video below sets the stage for this single, happy hour hoppin', shopaholic's spending detox. (it's a compilation video of the multiple pieces that aired over this past monday's morning show)




this next video is recaps how i did during the spending detox, what spending habits i had to break and if i actually learned anything. (like the first video this one is also a compilation of the multiple pieces that aired during yesterday's morning show)




the second video actually made me laugh more because of the flip video shots of me singing "smile and ride freeeeeeeeeeee" and of my pathetically sad lunch - i'm dieting, leave me alone, haha.

after all was said and done i'm very happy i participated in the challenge, it was a fun experience and i even learned a thing or two - shocking, i know.

also, the fact that it was televised didn't hurt - seriously, i want to be famous when i grow up.

first step: local news, CHECK!

27 comments:

  1. Wow! Good for you! You inspire me! Boy, do I need to participate in this detox!! BTW: I think you're already pretty famous!!

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  2. That was so awesome to watch you on the news! Thanks for posting those videos here. You are totally famous.

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  3. YAY! Great job on the challenge!!! I loved all the segments (I missed them live :(), and I just have to say - you are so fun and down to earth - I love it!!

    On a somewhat unrelated note - I heart Mark Nolan. :)

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  4. I LOVE it. Way to go. You're so famous and frugal.

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  5. What do you mean you want to be famous. YOU ALREADY ARE FAMOUS!!! hahaha. Love this piece. Especially when it comes to spending and budgets and you know I'm going through this on my end. Our financial planner told us the first six months of change are really, REALLY hard. But after that, it just feels natural and doesn't feel so hard afterall.

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  6. Look at you all famous! Good job with this challenge.

    You could buy the starbucks coffee to make at home, it saves a lot of money. I used to buy coffee at work and was spending like 50 bucks a month. Now I buy a $8 Dunkin Donuts bag of coffee and make it at home. One bag lasts at least a month.

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  7. That looks like an awesome (and super useful) experiment. I cringe when I look at my bank statements and see how much money went to alcohol each month.

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  8. Did you notice that you mouthed "Oh shit" when you were first clicking on your computer?? hahahahah!

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  9. I cant believe you use Key Bank... that bank is so lame.

    jk.

    so are you planning to be more frugal? was it worth it?

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  10. You are famous!! That is so cool! I don't know how you did this though.. it makes me wanna try it. I really don't know if I could go a whole week...

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  11. I don't know why that came out anonymous.. I'm a dummy..

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  12. Hahaha I love this. The smile and ride free was definitely my favorite part :) GOOD FOR YOU!

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  13. Maureen Kyle. Rawr.

    What happened in that video? Was looking up some Maureen pics. Is it weird I e-mailed her?

    Discuss.

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  14. Ahhh! I think I'm going to try a less intense version of this for Lent! Giving up frivolous spending would only help me at this point!

    You looked awesome, btw! :)

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  15. I'm so proud of you! I don't think I'd be able to do it! I'll have to watch the videos when I get home...

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  16. okay alexa this is so awesome, you're all sorts of famous! next up, the today show! and love the flip cam videos, haha.

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  17. you know you're famous when MarK Nolan says your name on TV!

    good job Sissy!

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  18. Those segments are great - congrats on the great exposure, and surviving the week! I'm not nearly as much of a social butterfly and couldn't survive the task of not spending a single buck!

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  19. YOU'RE ON TV! YOU'RE FAMOUS!! :-) :-)

    you look so cute in all your clips. and i am MIGHTY impressed you managed to do it - a whole week? eeeeee.

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  20. Awesome work. Though I'm astonished that you normally take a cab to the Q? Because 1. It's a flat mile, tops, and 2. that you can even find a cab to take. But I dig the blog. Rock on.

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  21. Incredible video for watch . Its totally my pleasure to watch it.
    Smile White Pro

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  22. You're awesome and did a kick ass job with this challenge. I was raised on frugal so its kind of ingrained in my head. Can you buy your favorite coffee already ground to brew at home? Thats what I prefer to do when I do make coffee at home.

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