Duh. Don't spend any money in November.
(This does not count necessities: groceries, cat food and litter, gas, anything medical myself (or my cat!) may need. I have amended the rules slightly to include that I am allowed to buy things from my monthly StitchFix, if I see fit. Also, since I'm going on a weekend trip to Florida this month, I'm not including any money I spend there. I don't intend on really purchasing anything there, though.)
This is just a fun little exercise to see how much money I can actually save by cutting out extra purchases for a month. I know a lot of ladies also participate in this, so give me a shout if you're doing this, too! Solidarity, am I right? ;)
I'm hoping it will be easy. I don't think anyone I know has a birthday in November, so no worries there. (This does, however, prevent me from doing my Christmas shopping early.) The only thing I can see being expensive is Thanksgiving...but, that counts as groceries!
Any "extra" money I come up with by the end of the month will be put into one of three funds: the "get LASIK on my left eye as well" fund, the "Disney/Bedford Falls" fund, and the "Columbia Publishing Course" fund.
I'll check back December 1st to let you all know how I did!