You made it! You stuck with me for the whole month for the Frugal Fresh Start Challenge! Pat yourself on the back! I hope you feel energized with ideas and motivation to pull you through reaching the goal you set in the beginning of the Challenge. You can do this!!
If you haven’t taken the time to implement all of the money-saving strategies we’ve talked about, take some time and go back through the posts and complete the challenges you missed. For example, lowering your bills might take more than a night to thoroughly complete if you give each one an honest-to-goodness try.
Though I won’t be giving specific challenges in the weeks to come, I will still be posting regularly about more ways to save money, earn money, budget, and pay off debt. Stick around and I’m sure you’ll learn many more tips and be motivated to continue your journey.
Create Frugal Habits
The key to continued success is creating frugal habits. Some of the challenges this month were probably new to you. Some of you had never tracked your spending or made a budget before. Between the money-saving ideas I shared and the great insights each of you shared in the comments, I’m sure we all have lots of areas where we can be more frugal and put more money toward our goals.
Don’t let that overwhelm you.
Decide on a couple of areas (or just one, if you’re feeling overwhelmed) where you can really improve. Focus daily on making this into a habit. Enlist your buddy‘s help to keep you on track. Don’t give up! You can do this!
Staying Accountable Together!
Because I wanted a place where we all can share our goals, struggles, and progress, I started a closed Facebook group called Making Frugality and Finance Fun. We’ve already had some great discussion over there! It’s inspiring to hear your successes! I love reading everyone’s great tips and suggestions for those who have questions.
Thank you to those who jumped right in and joined! For me, starting a Facebook group was like inviting a bunch of people to a party that I was really excited for, but I was nervous that no one would attend. Thanks for not leaving me hanging! 🙂
I am really excited about the goals that we all set. So many of us set goals that would really stretch us (I know we did!). Let’s all stay accountable to one another and cheer each other on! We still have five months left to work toward our six-month goal. Let’s keep in touch! We can do this!!
Think back through the Challenge and go back to any topics that you didn’t complete. Also, thinking about your six month goal that you set on Day 1, what habits do you need to change or keep up in order to reach your goal? Determine to form these habits!
I Love Feedback
I would love any feedback from you regarding the Frugal Fresh Start Challenge. Feel free to leave any suggestions and ideas in the comments or email me directly (the name of this blog @ gmail dot com ) or catch me on social media.
- Were there topics that you were hoping I’d cover but didn’t?
- What was missing or wasn’t thorough enough?
- What did you like or dislike?
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