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By LuAnn Schindler

-Isms: Views on life in rural America


Challenge your limits.

I’ve been flirting with the idea of trying a no-buy challenge. Unfamiliar with a the concept? It’s pretty basic. Make a list of non-essential items you won’t buy for a set period of time. Then, stick to the plan.

Sounds easy, right? I’m not so sure.

A year seems impossible, heck, a month may be, too. Maybe I should try a week and see how it plays out.

The first step: owning up to my weaknesses. Check that off the list.

Do I need to visit the convenience store for a glass of tea on the daily? That’s approximately $10.45 before tax, per week, that I could be saving.

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