February 26, 2011

No Spend Month - Final Results

We have two more days in February, but I don't need anything and I don't have any money to spend, so I am giving my results today.

I didn’t meet my goal of saving $200 this month. I did save $100 by not spending in many areas of the budget. While I didn’t meet my goal, I did save a lot of money by coming across some great grocery in store specials that I just couldn’t pass up. One was hamburger for only 80 cents a lb.

I will continue to make those same cutbacks to save $100 each month as we will need to put that $100 towards gasoline. Gas is going up all over the world and while I am going to be doing some cost cutting measures of my own, in the end we will still be paying more for gasoline. I’m also concerned about heating oil and that it will also be going up.

It has been a great month for conscious spending and saving.


Maureen said...

Saving anything at all is a plus, and you are right Petrol is going skyhigh and it is going to effect all of our budgets.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a win-win to me! Savings on food and savings in the bank. Perfect!