So far the challenge has gone great.  Since most of my shopping comes out of St. Louis or online, being in Columbia has not lead me to many temptations.  I will say that I have been tempted online and have gone to several websites but resisted the urge to buy anything.  I think I will struggle the most when I go to Chicago to visit my boyfriend and I always am planning the trip around Michigan avenue.  I will say that I already feel smarter about how I spend my money and am looking forward to continuing learning to control my spending habits!