The End Of The Pennysaverblog 100 Day Challenge

by Pam on June 23, 2010

Today is the last day of my 100-Day Challenge.  It has indeed been a challenge, but I am really glad I decided to do it as the extra exercise as well as the extra money I have saved has been a positive thing for me.

Since my last update my husband and I went on vacation for two weeks, so for that period of time I did not count my entertainment expenses as we already set aside a vacation budget specifically for that time period.  However, outside of our vacation spending, I was able to stick within my $100 entertainment budget, with money to spare.  We went to the seafood buffet again, so I still have $15 left.  Not bad.  I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it.  I guess that means today I can go out and spend $15!  Just kidding!

I edited another paper for a university student and earned some extra income.  I also took part in another online survey, although the pay off was minimal as usual.   I really don’t know why I bother with them.

I stuck to my budget and did my best to not buy anything I didn’t need.  I was good at staying away from places where I like to splurge (aka, dollar stores).   As for saving half our income, it looks like we managed to do quite well.  Although we didn’t save quite half, we saved more than one third of our income.

Exercising for 15 minutes every day has been my biggest challenge, but for the most part I have been faithful in making a conscious effort to be active.  I hope to stick with this even though my challenge is now over.

Thanks for reading my updates.  Perhaps in the future I will set up a new challenge for myself, but for now I am looking forward to just enjoying the summer.

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