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Ring Fund

February 28th, 2007 at 05:22 pm

I took the $150 from the dollar box and added another $350 in to the ring fund.

Total now is # 652.01

$20 Challenge

February 28th, 2007 at 05:20 pm

Again using the card at the supermarket I saved 45% of my cost. This is going into the challenge fund...

78.42 + 15.42= 93.65

$20 Challenge

February 26th, 2007 at 01:13 pm

Went to the grocery store today and using my card saved $4.10. So that is going to the challenge.

74.32 + 4.10= 78.42

$20 Challenge

February 23rd, 2007 at 11:09 am

I went out last night so I owe money to my challenge.

$1.50 for taking the bus

$2.50 for taking a cab

$20.00 for drinks bought.

Total- $24.00

Checking Account Rebate

February 22nd, 2007 at 10:52 am

Received 12.50 from my checking account for using my atm. Added that to ring fund also added .02 interest that was added as well.

Total in Money Market: $164.53

Happy Hour

February 22nd, 2007 at 10:43 am

Spent $10 at happy hour last night- adding that to the challenge

$40.72 + $10.00= $50.72

$20 Challenge

February 21st, 2007 at 05:31 pm

Today I am starting my $20 Challenge: I haven't thought of all my rules yet but I will be adding the rules as I go along.

Starting amountin savings account: $4.74
Challenge amount to start: $20
Added monthly charges that were stopped:
$5.99 + $9.99= $14.98

Total amount in account: $40.72



Stopping Payments

February 21st, 2007 at 11:18 am

I finally went through my statments and found a payment for 9.99 that was being taken out for something I thought I cancelled a long time ago. That is over $100 dollars that I spent on something that I never used. It is esay to forget those things.

Low Spending day- All I spent yesterday was $5 for parking at school.

Dollar Box

February 20th, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Here how it works: I have been putting my dollar bills into an old wine box whenever I got home. I never counted them until today. I figured that it would be better if I didn't. Since I am on this new journal I counted it today and will be updating the count every week.

Dollar Box Count


$268


Now that I have this amount I will be transferring it to a money market fund.

Starting to Save

February 20th, 2007 at 11:23 am

Today I started this blog to help me in my savings for an engagment ring for my girlfriend. This has been a long time coming and my lack of willpower in saving has been a problem.

However if I make it known to the world then my mission might be easier. So today I want to let people know where I am and update everyone weekly to let them know how far along I am.

Wish me luck.