Our garage goal was to save $400 dollars by the last weekend in January. Today we counted up all of our change, and John took the recyclables in. I also checked the bank account and moved all of our left over money (we did NOT max out our gas or grocery budget) into the garage account. Our total for the month of January is:……… $817.48!!!!!! Double our original goal! Thank you GOD!! And thank you to everyone who donated change and recyclables, I think we are actually going to save $10,000 before the year is done! Only $9,182.52 to go….
February is going to be a little bit more difficult for us. Because of Christmas break and my recent layoff/demotion, my February pay check is going to be half of what I would normally make. We are also starting to get in all of the hospital bills from John’s December hospital visit. So, our February goal is to save just $100 and that will mainly be coming from recycling and loose change counting. By March we should have our tax refund so instead of focusing on the lack of savings we will get in February, I will look ahead to March.