Perhaps you have been reading along so far, enjoying our little growing community, but you’re still not sure where to get started. There’s plenty of personal finance advice out there, but you’re too busy to search through all the disorganized piles of non-amusing advice. You want to do it the Mr. Money Mustache Way!
Well, It’s time to start putting the pencil to the dollar bill now – earning yourself more freedom in only one week.
Right now, imagine your normal weekly routine – whatever you were planning to do if I hadn’t published this life-changing article.
Now let’s see if you can shave $100 off of it. I’m sure you can think of specific things, but here’s a sample diet.
Idea: See if you can go out to lunch and dinner ZERO times in the whole week! Bring your lunch to work.
Credit: $20 or so per meal, compared to the number of times you went out last week.
Idea: See if you can combine ALL your driving into the trips you already do for work. Don’t worry, you can still go out on the weekend, but you will be taking your bike!
Credit: $10 per day that you eliminate non-work driving.
Idea: Don’t make ANY trips to stores, other than grocery stores, this week. You’ll still be allowed to buy any missing items next week, but this exercise of delaying the purchases might be quite enriching.
Credit: $20 per store you would have normally visited, but postponed.
Tell us all how you are doing on the challenge! It’s okay to break the rules if necessary, but you have to try your best.
At the end of the week, there will be some excellent things to do with the $100 or more you just saved. Remember that every time you figure out how to save money at one moment in time, it gives you some employees that you will keep working for you for the rest of your life. Congratulations!!