At the end of September, I invited you all to join me for a savings challenge. Whether you participated in the same one as myself or found one that better suited your lifestyle, we were all going to save a little extra money this month.
SOOOO. How’d you do?!
For someone who doesn’t enjoy saving, this challenge was PERFECT for me. I saved every day and never thought I would be happy knowing I had money I couldn’t spend. But I was! And I still am!
To save money, I had to sacrifice a few things.
Instead of stopping to get Starbucks on my way to work I would enjoy coffee that was made fresh at the office. I consider myself a coffee snob and only drink what’s at the office out of desperation. But guess what? It did the trick. A little creamer and I was good to go!
If there is anything I splurge on every month, it’s getting my nails done. There is something about a fresh set of acrylics that I just love. This month, I figured out my bank account doesn’t enjoy them as much as I do. One nail broke and by the end of the day, the rest were off. This saved me more money than I am willing to admit. I did enjoy having the extra cash, so I think I’ll go all natural for November.
I’m going to stick with this for a few months and attempt to make it a little more fun by adding an incentive to help me stay motivated.
Here’s my incentive. My best friend is getting married and I’m her Maid of Honor. I have a lot of responsibilities that come with that title. I can’t be struggling for money at an important time in my life!
How about you – were you able to save a little extra? Did you add an incentive? I want to know… Tweet me at twitter.com/CourtneyDunk_
Maybe you didn’t join me in October to save…. and that’s ok. Start now! There is never a right or wrong time to save a little more money.
Here is the monthly savings tracker I shared last month. It only requires you to put aside a little each day.
Let’s do this. Who’s with me?
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