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March Money Jar and FSA

March 31st, 2007 at 07:15 pm

I have not been spending as much as I have in the past (which is a good thing). I have another $296.00 to add from the FSA and 27.00 from the March money jar.




Previos total: 695.00
Today's total 322.00
Total: 1,077.00

It's been a while. . .

March 25th, 2007 at 08:19 am

It has been about 2 weeks since I have been able to add to my challenge. I have been really busy at work and have changed my spending habits. I won't add all of my savings to my challenge as it's more money that I didn't spend vs. saved. We saved 23.00 on the electric bill and I did not renew another magazine for 12.00 but other than that, I don't have much to report.

I am disapointed that I am not close to my quarterly goal of $1,500.00 but hopeful that I'll catch up later in the year.

Previous total: 660.00
Today's total: 35.00
Total: 695.00

Flexible Spending Account and More

March 10th, 2007 at 08:14 pm

I just received my first reimbursement from my flexible spending account. This is exactly the type of checks I'll be putting in the challenge. Previous to the challenge, if I received something like this, I would just spend it, treating it like it was found money. Now it will go into savings. So, I add 34.00 to the challenge. We also got a reimbursement check from church for items we purchased for a dinner and since we already paid the credit card bill, another 120.00 for the challenge.
Previous total: 507.00
Today's total: 153.00
Total: 660.00

More Credit Card Rewards!

March 3rd, 2007 at 04:04 pm

Finally received my annual credit card reward. I have only had this card a year and pay it off every month so it was a pleasure to receive the $103.00 bonus from the card.

Challenge is slow but I am learning to watch every dollar and am (hopefully) making better choices.

The grocery store seems to be where I need to be the most watchful. Thanks to everyone who posts on this site for all of your helpful advice.
Previous total: $404.00
Today's amount: $103.00
Total: $507.00

The February Money Jar

March 1st, 2007 at 07:18 pm

Things have been a bit slow for the $20 challenge. I do have $25.00 to add for this month's proceeds of the coin jar. I also have $3.00 from another recycled ink cartridge coupon which was used to purchase a much needed roll of packing tape. And another $1.00 for a no-spend day (I don't have many of those) and $2.00 for additional coupon savings at the grocery store. I am still evaluating our spending habits which has been a real eye-opener. Here's hoping March is better for the challenge!
Previous total: 373.00
Today's total: 31.00
Total: 404.00