A family in California has decided not to spend any money this month, except to buy milk for the kids. Mom and dad were bothered by how much money they spent over the holidays so they decided to test this out as an experiment.

They want their kids to learn a life lesson on frugality. Last month they went shopping so they plan on eating a lot of beans, rice and frozen meat. Both parents work from home so they are even limiting their driving and plan on walking their kids to school.

What do you think about this experiment? Could you go without spending money for an entire month? I think this would be interesting to try to see how long I could go without spending anything.