As I write this, it’s the last day of the challenge. I wanted to give a personal update to how I did. Did I hit the $100 mark?!
I had some highs and a few fails as well. The challenge was issued on Tuesday, so I began Wednesday morning.
Net Savings: $20
Ouch, pretty far off the mark there from $100 saved.
I will try again next week. Things came up this week and a few I handled well and I few I made some mediocre decisions. I’m glad I was able to save money monthly on the martial arts classes. I’m glad I didn’t buy those shoes yet. I still want to buy them. They’re not on sale anymore either. But I will budget for them and revisit that purchase at a later date.
The sports game was a different monster. I had planned to avoid paying for parking and also not use Uber if possible. I had also planned to spend a little at the stadium, but I ended up spending over double in the moment, thus having to severely reduce my savings over the week. From a money-standpoint this isn’t the end of the world. But from a self-control-standpoint, it was a fail – something to work on for me.
It was still a net win for the week, just not as big of a win as it could have been. The more optimized things are the tougher it is to find opportunities, you’d think. But take a look at my week and notice how many decisions I was presented over just 7 short days.
Each day was an opportunity to make the right choices. Some days I did, some I didn’t. At the end of the week, I’m OK with how things transpired.
I’ve got some more challenges planned after the new year. They’ll all be a bit different than this one. Now that you see how this one works, you can apply it to your life anytime you feel like you need to get serious about your spending and savings goals.
Speaking of the new year… we’ll most likely be doing a new year money challenge, so stay tuned.
JSS will be featured in the BuJo U community and on Bullet Journal’s site again just before the new year as well. I’m looking forward to reaching more people and helping them achieve their goals while getting on the path to true wealth.
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In health and in wealth,