Friday, April 5, 2013

April Savings Challenge

Carla at My 1/2 Dozen Daily is doing a savings challenge for this month.  I have decided to join in and get a jump on some savings and bill paying around here.

Here are my goals for the month:

1. Increase our ER fund by $226.  This will place it right at $2000 and that seems to work for us while we are paying off debt.  I am hoping to do this by selling our unwanted items.

2. Save for our our dogs rabies shot and tag, 6 months worth of heart worm and flea meds and check up which she will need at the end of May.  After I meet goal number 1 I will use any more money I make by selling our stuff to do this.  I can't remember exactly what the total for this is so I will have to update this after I look it all up.
*Update: The total I will need for all of this is $187

3. See what I can cut from the grocery budget.  I am hoping to cut at least $100 but I just don't know if that is realistic.  I will track my spending here on the blog.  Any savings I have at the end of the month will go towards the car

4. Make a decision on what to do about the cable/landline/internet/cell phones and see what will save us the most money.  Any future savings will be added to the car payment.

That about sums it up and is probably good realistic goals for a month.  If I add anymore I don't think I will be able to accomplish them so this is good!


  1. Hi Melissa, Did you know you can get flea meds online for half the price of the vet? I have used KV pet supply for several years and have been quite pleased. Angela

  2. I meant heart worm meds... though i am sure they have flea as well...Angela

    1. Thanks! It appears that the heartworm pills are cheaper but not the flea meds. But every little bit helps :)

  3. These are great goals! Sounds doable. Good luck!!

  4. Great goals! Very realistic which is a good thing! Hope you exceed your goals this month! :)