Season 3

Challenging Yourself

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Welcome back to another season of Budgets and Cents, a podcast co-hosted by Cait Flanders (formerly Blonde on a Budget) and Carrie Smith (Careful Cents). If this is your first time listening, welcome to the show! You can visit our episode guide to catch up on all the episodes you’ve missed.

Today’s topic is a bit different than our previous episodes. We talk about challenging ourselves to take on various self-care and food-related experiments. We also share our experiences with all of the money challenges we’ve done, such as Carrie’s 60-day cash diet and Cait’s two-year shopping ban.

Carrie also talks about the success she’s had with the 12-month savings challenge, after having failed at the 52-week savings challenge. Then Cait explains more about her year of slow living experiments, which includes one month of what she calls “slow money”. Finally, we discuss the importance of being open to challenges like these, whether you fail or succeed at them. Every time you challenge yourself, you have the opportunity to grow!

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