We are one month into the Save the Change Challenge and it’s time to see what we saved. If you started the challenge in January, share your end of month totals in the comments below.
— Do it Yourself —
Before I share my totals, I want to tell you about one thing I’m doing differently this month.
Withdraw Cash Each Week
First, I did not consistently use the envelope system in January. I often skipped going to the bank to make cash withdrawals, which contributed to a lower amount of savings than I aimed for.
This month I plan to be more consistent with making my withdrawals and paying cash for items in my Monthly Cash Budget categories.
I am very good about keeping money in their specified categories so I want to make sure to do it. If not, I end up cheating myself out of change saved with every swipe of my debit card.
So on to the savings my friends. In January I was able to save $15.83 in coins. This was a combination of found coins and coins I saved every time I got coins back after a purchase.
I still haven’t decided what I’ll use my savings for, but I plan to make a decision soon.
I’m very excited to watch my savings add up each month. I also want to hear how you did. If you missed last month, don’t worry, jump in and start this month.
Every time you break a bill and get coins back, save them and see how much you can save in February.