Thursday, December 26, 2013

Goals for January 2014

For some reason Blogger will not let me add any images to this post, so I will share a quote from Pablo Picasso without his picture;

"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money".

I think I will get into why I feel that way at some later time.

I have made some financial goals for the month of January. These goals are a way for me to challenge myself and to be creative and imaginative rather than spendy. Hopefully at the end of the month I will also be well on my way in making progress toward some good habits. The goals are:

  • Spend only $100 for the whole month on groceries by eating food we already have on hand, menu planning and shopping sales; 
  • have 20 no-spend days in January by grocery shopping once per week, 2 bill-paying days, and combining errands and other shopping on the other 5 days; 
  • spend no money at all on craft supplies by finishing projects I have already started or have the materials for; 
  • check out books and movies from the public library for free entertainment instead of going to the bookstore or movie theater; 
  • find one free thing to do each week to spend time with my BFF instead of doing our usual shopping-as-entertainment; 
  • be diligent about tracking spending by writing down receipt totals and keeping receipts. 
Stay tuned to see what I'm going to do with all the money I save in January!

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