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August Recap and September Goals

September 3rd, 2007 at 07:59 pm

August was my first month drastically reducing my spending, and my monthly report in MS Money shows progress:

-Reduced Fuel costs 25% (No road trips this month and 3 "no gas" days)

-Cat food expenses decreased 50% (I have been buying from petfooddirect.com when they have 20% off offers. I can get 2 cases for about $10 more than the cost of 1 case at Petco.)

-Household expenses decreased 86%. This was obviously my big money drain the last few months.

-I had 14 "no spend days" in August

September Goals:
-5 "no gas" days
-Continue tracking every cent spent
-$150 or more to ING
-Look into cost of Dish or DirecTV in order to reduce that $86 cable bill

4 Responses to “August Recap and September Goals”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Wow, you did great!!

  2. fern Says:

    how do you manage your no gas days? Are those mainly on the weekends? Thx. for the pet food tip.

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    This is marvelously inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  4. jdedit2001 Says:

    Thanks for the comments. Fern, yes, my no gas days are typically Sundays. I try to stay at home and do work around the house instead of running around shopping, which used to be my Sunday routine.

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