Today is Ash Wednesday and marks the first day of Lent. Whether you observe it for religious reasons or not, the 40 days offer a feasible time frame to give up a vice and learn to sacrifice in the name of something bigger. I am not a practicing Christian, but I am hereby committing to giving up my unnecessary spending — most notably I won't be driving to work for convenience or clothes shopping — from today until Easter. It's not going to be easy, but I know it will be worth it and I'll be sharing my experience with you all for inspiration and encouragement.
And so, I challenge you, SavvySugar readers,essay writers to join in my budget-boosting effort and cut your most harmful and indulgent money habit for the next 40 days! Join my Savvy Savings Challenge and share what you plan on giving up, then update the group daily or weekly with your pitfalls and success stories. The community and I will be your personal cheerleaders!