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52 Week Challenge Progress

February 27th, 2015 at 07:52 pm

Prior 52 Week Challenge Balance: $783.48

$22.00 deposit to slush fund
$40.00 deposit to regular savings
$40.00 deposit to house savings
$100.00 deposit to professional savings
$37.48 dh's payment to cc #1
$20.00 regular payment to cc #1

New 52 Week Challenge Balance: $1042.96

One of my new games this year has been to use all my change in my purse for my one big, regular purchase of the week. And that is grocery shopping. I go through the self checkout and bag all my groceries myself. I use as many coupons as possible. To limit the amount coming directly out of checking, I use all my pocket change and any bills I have in my purse. Usually, it is only a couple of dollars, but one week, it was about $20 I had leftover. Woo-hoo! I have also really been trying to evaluate each purchase I make and to use cash I take out of the ATM for impulse purchases, so that when the cash runs out, I stop buying stuff.

3 Responses to “52 Week Challenge Progress”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You are doing great and all the tricks you are using do add up and make a difference!

  2. TD Says:

    Great job Smile It sounds like you have some fantastic strategies to keep the spending to a minimum. Keep it up!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you have a great system going for you!

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