Friday, June 8, 2012

Our First Piggy Bank Check IN!!

Heeeellooooo Friday!
How has everyone's week been so far?
A week of savings I hope...

If you don't know about the Challenge, head here first.

I am happy to report that other than sending out my Father's day gifts and a care package to the 
hubs, I spent a whopping $0! Yes, that's right folks.
I didn't even have to go grocery shopping, and since I budget for the presents and care packages, I essentially spent nada. That means that I get to put $100 in my virtual piggy bank!

I have decided that my piggy bank savings will be going into my "Sanity Fund".
What is my "Sanity Fund"?
Well, it happens to be a fund that I created on Tuesday after trying to mow the lawn.
As most of you know, I am flying solo while my husband is deployed, which includes taking care of our entire house and all of its responsibilities.  I have been doing pretty good keeping up with it, so I decided that paying someone to mow would be silly, as I AM capable and independent.
That is until I destroyed my shoes, got blisters in awkward places 
AND ended up with tree sap in my hair. FAIL.
Hence, I decided that the money I save this month will go towards paying someone else to take care of the things that cause me too-much-grief-to-be-worth-my-time. I am thinking that this is going to be a key factor of getting me through this deployment, and makes me a very happy girl.

So what did you decide to save for and how much did you accomplish this week?
Even if you haven't started, you can still link up and tell us what you would like to accomplish.  It is a 30 Day Challenge so you can honestly start it when you like! We just want you all to stay involved to learn from others, pick up a few new tips, and/or teach us a few of your tricks!
I know some of you say that you already have some sick saving/budgeting skills, so don't be greedy! 
Link up and SHARE the wealth!

Here are a few links to help you continue saving:
Home Smarts: Top 50 Money Saving Tips
10 Retarded Money Saving Tips

Ok, ok the last one is a joke BUT I have slept in an airport (a few short hours), I have seen people make cool crafts out of lint, I have Colombian friends that go back for doctor and dentist visits, and I know a few hippies Green people that buy reusable feminine products.
To each his or her own :)


Holly said...

I definitely like the idea of a Sanity Fund. I think I'd have one too, since I would probably also fail at lawn mowing. :P

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

If I tried to mow the would definitely be a fail for me. I've never even tried. I don't have much of my "own" money, since I'm not working. If I did, I would divide it three ways: debt, photography business, and emergency fund. Hehe.

P!nky said...

Your SANITY fund is genius! good for you girlie!!!

Sooo, I WOULD link up today, but I've been bad. I did not save a cent and I spent way too much. I'M on it for next week though scouts honor.


Zara said...

I am so glad we don't have a lawn. We're putting in astroturf just so we don't have to worry about mowing, watering or any other crap like that! Plus it's green all year round and makes for great photo backdrops! <3

Hope you are having a ton of fun in Baltimore missy!!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Great job!!! We have a guy who comes and mows our lawn and it is amazing to not have to worry about it! Happy Friday!! :)

The Michelle Show said...

hahaha my sanity fund is spent on pedicures and shopping. That does contribute to my sanity after all!

Hilary said...

Aw, if we lived closer I'd send hubby over...he'd ENJOY it!!

Erin said...

I'm far from hippie or green status, but I *LOVE* my Diva Cup and have used it for 9 years now. Yes, I haven't bought tampons or pads in NINE years! Plus, it doesn't screw with your PH or put you at risk for TSS.

Nicole Marie said...

Yay for not spending!!!!!!

Kristin said...

way to go not spending money!!

Amanda said...

Awesome job! And I like that you have a sanity fund! That's genius :) I'm saving up just to build my savings account, and once I meet that goal, anything over that I want to buy myself a new laptop. I definitely need a new one soon! It's getting harder and harder to spend more than 20 minutes before it gets too hot...

Tess @ AModernSuburbanitesLife said...

I have to think this one out.

I will never give up starbucks. Ive tried, done the math, and never will I ever. Well. never say never.

I'm already giving up nail polish ...altho I plan to buy a 2 dollar one here soon.

eating out lunch. thats it. yayyyy...

why I wrote my whole inner monologue on your blog.. I do not know. butttt... here goes! I'll be j0oing the link up


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