I switched my Netflix DVD subscription from 4 to 2 CD’s saving me $11.37 per month.
I cancelled my Beachbody coaching which saves me $15.99 per month.
I also got a deal on my Cable and Internet combining them into a package when before it was two companies saving me $52.48.
Total saved per month: $79.84
I got a virus and went to the doctor on April 2nd so I had to pay a co-pay of $25.00 and the numbing mouth rinse was $33.93.
At the Beer Tasting Party in Boston I got a parking ticket for $40.00 and I even checked the meter and signs and didn’t see anything about it being resident only parking. Dang Boston and their trickery.
I also got a Groupdealz for a dual car charger USB port that was $5.98 since I spend a ridiculous amount of time in my car and I have seen them for $15.00 it was a steal. So I don’t feel guilty.
Total Not Budgeted: $104.91
The Not So Ugly:
I was able to put $300.00 into savings. This isn’t huge since my normal month is $200 to cover winter oil heat and Christmas but putting extra in is helping me to build a cushion after depleting it for a lot of home repairs. Also helps for when I have to fix the plumbing along with the renovations due to the flooding. I got word I should get a payment in the next few weeks. Finally I see the light for the rebuild.
Since the total money I save every month is going to keep paying me back I don’t feel so bad about the amount not budgeted. Although it was money I couldn’t save I still had the cash for it and I did put extra money towards savings. I love participating in these freezes because I realize I am not as bad with my money as I would have thought. I do spend on stupid things here or there I am more on the frugal side. Being a homeowner cured me of a lot of stupid spending. If I do overspend it is usually on recipe testing or on other people.
Have you ever done a spending freeze?
Is there anything you tend to overspend on?