Today is April 15th and it marks the official half way point of my spending fast. I am really proud of myself because I have talked myself out of unnecessary purchases such as clothing, food, etc. I have rearranged my closet and took inventory of all I actually have. I have always packed lunch for work, it was breakfast I was spending on everyday. During my grocery trip, I made sure to purchase items I could pack and eat for breakfast on a daily basis. Looking at that financially in itself has saved me a lot of money.
One (6) pack of bagels = $3.50
One tub of Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese = $2.50
One Gallon of Tropicana Orange Juice = $3.00 (It was 2 for $6.00) poured into my own carrying container
Total = $12.00
Wawa or Dunkin Donuts
One bagel + Cream Cheese = $1.85
20oz Orange Juice = $2.00
Total = $3.85 x 5 days a week = $19.25
Thats a savings of $7.25 per week. At least that can get me two gallons of gas :)
This is just one of the ways I see savings and it makes me happy, I feel accomplished. How have you been saving???