We’re fifty percent in on the January Money Diet as of this weekend. Congratulations! For the next 16 days, we’ll stick together and encourage each other to finish the challenge STRONG.
We can accomplish such good things with our money this month, if we all hang in there and persevere.
Win a Starbucks Gift Card
Have you especially enjoyed any of the challenges?
If you to do a mid-month “weigh in” and share what you’ve been doing to save this month, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $25 USD Starbucks gift card.
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.
Be sure to post your comment by Monday 1/17/22 at midnight MST. I’ll do a random drawing next Tuesday, Jan. 18, and choose a lucky winner for the gift card.
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.
Decluttering the pantry helped me find a bunch of ingredients so that I could make meals with what we already had on hand.
I’ve collected 20 items so far to give away, so I need 11 more!
I calculated our net worth on January 1 (I do this every month now), and despite the weird year we exceeded our net worth goal for last year. I set a new goal for this year, 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.
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 month.
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.