Are you up for it? Will you join me?
Let’s face it, the holidays are over, hopefully all the bills have been paid, and now it is time to get back to the savings mentality. For me personally, we are about to remodel our kitchen so we need every extra penny I can find.
The Mission (should you choose to accept it)
Don’t spend money on anything but essentials in February. Nonessentials would be eating out, cute items on the clearance endcap at Target, coffee, entertainment, etc.
Save as much money as possible in the month of February to either pay off more debt, save more, or give more.
It’s the shortest month of the year so I’m making it easy on myself! I realize it also includes Valentine’s Day and lots of people like to go out and spend crazy month on this day, but I prefer staying in, making an inexpensive Valentine’s dinner and not fighting the crowds.
Even if you don’t need to cut back or save extra money I think these types of challenges are great ways to challenge yourself to be more thrifty. I know when we had no extra money every month I was much more creative in finding fun things to do for free or cheap and much more resourceful with our meals and household supplies. I need to get my thrifty mojo back and I’d love for you to join me.
I’ll be sharing my weekly updates and daily frugal tips here and daily updates no-spend updates on Facebook. And please keep me updated via comments and on Facebook.
I can’t wait to start saving, how about you?