We’re fifty percent in, and you’ve officially crossed the halfway mark of January. Congratulations! For the next two weeks, we’ll stick together and encourage each other to finish the January Money Diet STRONG.
We can accomplish such good things with our money this month, if we all hang in there and persevere.
Win an Amazon Gift Card and Credit Union Coffee Cup
To keep your momentum going, I encourage you to do a mid-month “weigh in” and report your progress.
You could win a $25 USD Amazon gift card and a handsome insulated beverage cup from our wonderful sponsors YourMoneyFurther.com and the Open Your Eyes to a Credit Union campaign.
To be automatically entered, leave a progress report in the Comments section of this post or the Money Diet Community Facebook Group with your results so far in the January Money Diet. (Look for a post pinned to the top of the page.)
Be sure to post your comment before Monday 1/18 at midnight MST. I’ll do a random drawing next Tuesday, Jan. 19, and choose a lucky winner for the gift card and beverage cup.
Okay, I’ll go first. Here’s my mid-month check-in:
Our Family’s Progress
We’ve done well with sticking to the diet. My son enjoys helping me with meal planning and likes knowing what dinner will be each night.
The kitchen pantry and shelves are less crowded, and I’ve been cooking things we already had on hand.
I’ve given away a twin mattress and bed frame, 6 plates, one bag of clothes, some books and several miscellaneous items this month as I work towards giving away 31 things for Challenge #1.
I figured our net worth on January 1, and despite the weird year we exceeded our net worth goal for 2020. I set a new goal for 2021, and specifically plan to save more in my Roth IRA this year.
We’ve been fairly obsessive about saving energy, turning off lights, keeping unused appliances and electronics unplugged, and turning the heat down a couple extra degrees at night.
Our Hot Spot is the kitchen counter, and after procrastinating for weeks it only took me 20 minutes to clean it and put everything away. Why did I put that off for so long?
I made homemade chicken stock this week with leftover chicken and veggies. To earn extra cash, I plan to sell a few things on NextDoor.com this weekend.
How About You?
Congratulations on reaching the halfway mark! Check in by leaving a comment in the Comments section of this post or the Money Diet Community Facebook Group and let us know how you’re doing so far on the January Money Diet.