Fast Track Saving Challenge Week 1 Update
Did you complete the Fast Track Saving Challenge Assignment 1 yet?
So after I decided that I would do my best to avoid fast food drive-throughs I caved and bought ice cream cones for the kids while we were out. That cost me $8.00. 🙁
I did resist the urge to order pizza over the weekend and even though I was tired I made pizza dough from scratch. (I totally want some credit here – haha!) It took about 10 minutes to put the dough together, 30 minutes to let it rise and then about 10 minutes to roll it out and add the toppings – easy peasy! The kids thought that it actually tasted better than the delivery pizza too!
Even though the home-made pizza was a win, I spent more than I had planned during my monthly trip to Walmart for non-food items. I found several clearance items including light bulbs and a pair of sandals. They are not immediate needs but we will use them and the prices were just too good to pass up (or so I told myself).
The over-spending meant that we had less money to add to savings last week. I am planning on completely avoiding the stores this week to prevent that from happening again.
I was able to take $100 from my business to add to savings and my husband received a small commission check for $74. So our total savings for Week 1 was $174 – not a bad start toward our $500 goal for the month.
Stay tuned for our Week 2 Assignment tomorrow!
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