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Small Change Challenge: Nancy vs. Ylan

Ylan Mui

Nancy and I love each other. We really do. But that doesn't mean we don't engage in a little friendly competition every now and then.

In the past month, we've learned a lot of new strategies for saving money. Nancy taught us how to be frugal foodies, and I found out that coupons are more popular than Britney Spears. Now we've decided to put our newfound skills to the test.

Today, Nancy and I will be battling to see who can spend the least amount of money in one day. We'll keep tabs here on how much we've shelled out -- and how much we've saved -- and let you know the totals at the end of the day.

Can either of us go an entire day without spending a cent? Check back here often to find out or follow us on Twitter @nancytrejos or @ylanmui.

Let the savings begin!

By Ylan Mui  |  April 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
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So what are the rules? Do things like Metro passes that you've already bought count? Mileage on the car if you've already bought the gas?

I almost always spend "no" money over the course of the day. But that doesn't count my parking pass (pre-paid out of my paycheck) and the @ 40 miles I drive between work, daycare, and school, (not to mention cost of groceries for my lunch).

Cool idea -- good luck!!

Posted by: laura33 | April 29, 2009 8:06 AM | Report abuse

I'm keeping track of any money that leaves my wallet today -- so, for instance, I'm not counting the cost of the clothes that I put on today! So far, several unexpected events have derailed my day. :(

Posted by: ylanmui | April 29, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

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