The $50 a month shopping budget challenge.....
Why: I want to curb my spending and put a little bit more into my savings account. Whenever I get a little extra money (after paying all of my bills and grocery shopping, of course), I put a little into my savings and tend to use the rest to buy myself a little somethin' somethin'- whether it's a pair of shoes, a couple pieces of jewelry, or a new nail or lip color, fashion is my weakness. Granted, I never leave home without a coupon and I comb the clearance racks for hidden gems, but those dollars add up. Plus, I want to start shopping my closet a little bit more and get more use of what I already own.
When: I'm starting the challenge this coming Sunday (January 8th), and will see how long I can go with this $50 per month budget. I will do an update post of all of my purchases for the month on February 9th, and determine whether I will keep going on with the challenge for another month or so.
This is a personal challenge, but you're welcome to join me if you'd like (a few fellow bloggers stated that they would like to join me on the challenge)! I will occasionally post updates throughout the month on the Cheapalicious Facebook page and tweet about it using hashtag #50dollarchallenge. Wish me luck!