Has anyone else caught "Million Dollar Neighbourhood" on OWN? If not, the premise is they go to a city (Bowmanville Ontario) and challenge the town to increase their net worth by $1 million over 10 weeks. They have a bunch of challenges and do more than what I'm posting, but the premise is any money that you save that you would otherwise spend (necessary or not) counts toward the increase in net worth. While I find it interesting, I thought it would be a neat challenge on this board.
So I challenge you all. Let's start a "savings" thread. Everytime you save money on something tell us what it is and add it to our running tally. It could be savings by finding something cheaper (i.e. lowering your insurance counts as savings) or by NOT doing something (i.e. skipping your normal starbucks trip is saving the $3 you would spend). It can also be savings from replacing things (i.e. instead of eating out eat at home and figure out what you saved). Ler's see how long it takes us to get to $10K saved!
I'll start. This weekend I skipped my cleaning lady and cleaned my house myself. Savings $50
BF and I skipped our usual Friday night out. We usually spend at least $80 together so my savings would be half ($40)
Bex total: $90
Running Tally $90