― Sam and I have started a no-spend month, from August 15 to September 15. ∙ It's already a combination of adventure and chore. ∙ I'd invite you along, and I do, but I figure you'd have to have a compelling reason to want to join in. For us, it's that we have taxes due at the beginning of October and need to save up as much as possible before then. We decided it was best not to trust ourselves to "cut down" on spending and just nix it entirely. ∙ And that's sort of not true, [...].