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The Buy Nothing Year: How Two Roommates Saved More Than $55,000

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2014/08/20/the-buy-nothing-year-how-two-roommates-saved-more-than-55000/

And then I was like, ‘Why do I need things anyway?’”

Over their first bottle of wine as roommates, they questioned their need for the objects that had drained their bank accounts, and, on a whim, decided to spend a year not buying anything. The domain name and Twitter handle for the obvious designation, Buy Nothing Year, were available. Julie recalls, “I said to this guy, ‘I can’t believe the name was available,’ and he said, ‘I can! You guys are crazy! Who would do that?’”

Within a week, they became a national news sensation. They suddenly realized that with the country watching, they had to follow through.

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If people spend all their free time on the internet (and don't visit Amazon), they won't buy anything, and they will save lots of money! Do also go to the local park for exercise.

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Yes - on a house.

Silly me, of course they are.

So you don’t need to spend anything on anything, other than servicing a debt on property. What joy.

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In my current room I literally have a bet, some 2nd hand table and chair and a light. I pay £200 a month for everything

Only problem is I have to share the kitchen and bathroom with some chinese girl who is annoying and dirty. I would never invite someone back there.

I used to be paying almost 700 a month for everything, for a nice apartment with nice furniture and on my own. I am not sure if the saving justifies it. Feels good watching bank account go up but is it really worth it?

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Peace of mind, freedom, is worth a lot. You get that without necessarily spending a penny. In fact, quite the obverse.

i would imagine not spending a penny would eventually become very uncomfortable! :blink:

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In my current room I literally have a bet, some 2nd hand table and chair and a light. I pay £200 a month for everything

Only problem is I have to share the kitchen and bathroom with some chinese girl who is annoying and dirty. I would never invite someone back there.

I used to be paying almost 700 a month for everything, for a nice apartment with nice furniture and on my own. I am not sure if the saving justifies it. Feels good watching bank account go up but is it really worth it?

It depends if you have some future goal that you're saving for. Personally I'd compromise, and find a small self contained studio, so that I wouldn't have to share cooking/washing facilities or other living space with another person.

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