Day: November 15, 2015

MUST READ Spending Freeze Update

must read spending freeze update
Spending Freeze Challenge

Welcome back! I never thought I would make it this far in #BlogLikeCrazy but I did! I am so proud of me. Yesterday I posted an update of my spending freeze. If you have been following along, you know that my husband and I are freezing our spending during the month of November.

Yesterday, I posted an update on how much I had spent this month. Well I have a revised total today, that I forgot to mention yesterday. My grand total is $162.84. I am ok with that, because only $5.84 was non-essential to my health, life and well-being. I am still on target for my $1500 goal as I am already at $800 saved for the month. Not too shabby!

Here is a breakdown of what I spent and why.

Non-Essential

Total $5.84. I had a meeting with my blogging coach at a local cafe and their almond tea gives me life. The coffee isn’t that great, but I just wanted a cup of coffee as well that day.

Why: Well, simply because I wanted to. I know that is not a good reason but it’s the reason. This is the way most people get trapped into spending money that they don’t have. Did I need that coffee or that tea? No I didn’t, but I wanted it. Could I have had coffee and tea when I got home? Yes, I could have, but it wouldn’t have been almond tea. 

Essential

Total: $60.00 Sponsorship for a networking event.

Why: I spent this money, because as an entrepreneur it is vital that I network with other businesses. It is imperative that I connect with people that either need my services or know someone that needs my services. $60 well spent.

Total: $97 Blogprint Class

Why: As a blogger, I want to ensure that I am bringing you relevant content that enhances your life. I want to ensure that as I continue to blog, my readership and reach increases.I want to ensure that I am doing everything I can on my end to make my blog a success. $97 well spent.

As you can see, I am very intentional in my spending. If it does not benefit my family as a whole, then it is likely something that I don’t need.

Have a great day!!

 

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