I got paid last week and that pay started my new budget without using credit cards!
It is more freeing, I will say.
On Saturday, for the first time in I don't know when, I went inside (GASP) a gas station and paid cash! It is an inconvenience especially if it's rainy but I know it's what I have to do. And a little inconvenience never hurt anyone.
I was also able to purchase some really cute pink nail polish without going into my weekly "blow money" since I made sure to budget a few dollars a month for cute cosmetics that I couldn't resist.
I will say, however that I am nervous about gas. This weekend, I will be traveling to Raleigh and Wake Forest and the gas does get eaten up quickly when going that far. And I only have a certain amount left for gas til my next paycheck. But we shall see how it goes. I will let you know!
Just a little update on how my life without using credit is going. =)