Financial Fasting: How one woman paid off her $21,000 debt by simply starting a No Buy Month

Financial Fasting: How one woman paid off her $21,000 debt by simply starting a No Buy Month
Financial Fasting: How one woman paid off her $21,000 debt by simply starting a No Buy Month

Financial Fasting: How one woman paid off her $21,000 debt by simply starting a No Buy Month

Getting a handle on our finances can be tough, especially during the holiday season. When you add gifts, decorations and holiday trips to existing payments and debts, that can spell trouble. But blogger and author Natalie McNeal came up with the idea for a "No Buy Month" — and it helped her get out of $21,000 of debt. McNeal tells the story of how she did it in her book "The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life." (Flickr/Pictures of Money)