This month was not as successful as the other two unfortunately, but I still think I did pretty well! I had a couple of moments of weakness (I did purchase 2 meals at restaurants - about $20 a piece total). I'm frustrated about that, but I'm not perfect and I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I think I could've done better, but I still did well, and I did pay down my debt some more, so that's great!
Here is how I did for the month of March with NOT spending:
|Date||Not buying||Approx $ not spent||Total $ Saved|
|3/2/12||Dinner at Steubens (Brian's B-day)||$15.00||$65.00|
|3/4/12||Going out to brunch for my b-day (had people over instead)||$25.00||$90.00|
|3/3/12||Out for drinks for my b-day||$30.00||$120.00|
|3/1/12||Google Offer ($10 for $20 at City-O-City) - ugh… really wanted that!||$10.00||$130.00|
|3/3/12||Drinks at the bout||$18.00||$148.00|
|3/3/12||Taco Bell (thank GOODNESS John didn't let me do this!)||$10.00||$158.00|
|3/7/12||Gift basket donation (donated handmade items instead)||$10.00||$168.00|
|3/7/12||Bowling (friends had a free coupon!)||$15.00||$183.00|
|3/10/12||Additional Drink at Clothing Swap w/ Katy (had 1 free drink, wanted another!)||$8.00||$191.00|
|3/15/12||Lunch (the one I brought wasn't very yummy again)||$8.00||$199.00|
|3/17/12||Large Green Beer (while at Breckenridge)||$6.00||$205.00|
|3/23/12||Lunch (I REALLY wanted to go & get an Arepas today!)||$6.00||$211.00|
|3/21/12||2 bottles of wine (I used gift card money! WOOT!)||$20.00||$231.00|
|3/27/12||Glass of wine or beer / Queso & chips (I REALLY needed this today…)||$10.00||$241.00|
|3/28/12||Hunger Games movie ticket (my mom treated me!)||$12.00||$253.00|
|3/29/12||TJ Maxx (I had $3 left on a gift card, but wanted much more than that)||$20.00||$273.00|
|3/29/12||Bottle of wine (John got it)||$11.00||$284.00|
So I did not spend $284.00 this month! Not too bad if I say so myself.
It also means that since the end of February (to the end of March), I've paid off $1,285.29!!
Woooooohooooooo!!! That's great news. In total since I started the spending fast 3 months ago in January, I have paid off a whopping $2,664.69 off my debt.
I'm almost to the $3k mark!! It's so close I can taste it!! And it's also amazing how much money you can save up when you really put your mind to it, huh? :)
For more information about the Spending Fast and inspiration - visit And Then She Saved!