TAKE THE NO-SPEND CHALLENGE!

SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR…

THE PLEDGE:

I will no longer spend my paycheck on my job

I will allow school to pay for school things

With the money I save, I will buy things that bring me joy, without guilt.

I will prioritize my financial, mental, and all-round wellness. I will be the example of success I want for each and every one of my students. 

 

RESOURCES

8 Things Teachers Buy That’ll Suck Money Away

8 Things Teachers Buy That’ll Suck Money Away

"Any teacher that won't give a kid a pencil shouldn't be teacher." The pencil is a symbol of everything that sucks your paycheck away. I came to hate pencils like I hated the credit card debt I racked up buying them--and everything else for my class. (This is the...

Supply List 101: Guide for Parents & Teachers to Avoid Going Insane

Supply List 101: Guide for Parents & Teachers to Avoid Going Insane

It's Back-to-School supply shopping time! I finally read the Back to School list for my 7th grader. I ignored it at first because I still have the last bin of stuff from my teacher hoarding days--enough notebooks for Declan to get a Ph.D. I'm glad I finally read his...

How to Use Amazon Prime Day Properly

How to Use Amazon Prime Day Properly

Amazon Prime Day is here and it's two days, not one. Teacher sites all over America are curating the best deals for their classes. Amazon's released thousands of Amazon-brand products, and this year, I've noticed school supplies. I've tried their brand, and it's good....

“Help! I can’t stop spending!” These 5 baby steps will help…

“Help! I can’t stop spending!” These 5 baby steps will help…

The teacher spending struggle is real. Since we've gone turkey with the No-Spend Summer Challenge, that's the number one thing I hear. "I can't." We must defeat the "I can'ts" with this challenge. But, not everyone can go cold turkey. You'd never let a student say "I...

5 Ways to Avoid Hoarding for School

5 Ways to Avoid Hoarding for School

Are you buying or hoarding? Teachers often say we're buying when we're not "buying" so much as "hoarding."  Teacher spending is an affliction, but some of us sprint right over that line into hoarding. Here's how to tell if you're in danger of being on a Discovery...

Challenge: Resisting Target’s Back to School Sales

Challenge: Resisting Target’s Back to School Sales

You can--and must--resist the Target back-to-school sale. It's July 1 as I write this. I walk into Target with one mission: dish towels. Mine are clean, but stained with god-knows-what and tons of holes but who cares because they still work, right? Teacher towels....

About No-Spend Summer

About No-Spend Summer

Summer used to be about one thing--vacation. Beaches, umbrellas, sand, and fun. Now, it's all about Back to School shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $82.8 billion on Back to School last year. The average family spends almost $700....