Here’s an interesting concept. What if, for the entire month of November, you only spent money on the bare essentials? That means no dinners out, no new clothes – no Starbucks. Do you think you could do it?

Apparently it’s a trend that’s picking up in the US , and with the holidays around the corner, it might not be a bad idea. I would take it a step further and try to fit in a week of “freezer” cooking – minimizing my grocery shop to make use of all the items I’ve forgotten about in the bottom of my freezer.