Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Saving Those Big Bucks

Well Hello, July.  It’s good to see you.  

Today, I want to share with you, my financial goals for while I’m at Ft. Knox.  Ashley, over at American Honey asked me if I’d like to join her in attempting to save as much money as possible throughout the month of July.  So together, we will provide weekly updates on how we’re doing and what we have done to keep our expenses to a minimum. You can read her intro to "No Spend July" here.

As I am currently on orders in a different state, I have made allowances for some “Fun Money”.  I don’t want to spend all my time out here not having adventures. That is just not how I do things. 
But anyway, the basic principle of this challenge that Ashely has invited me to do is go the whole month of July working hard at saving money as opposed to spending it.  She has a few techniques that she is using and I have a few that I am using.  Hers is a little bit more scientific than mine, but it all works I suppose.

This is how I will avoid spending them big bucks:
1   1) Use my meal card as opposed to eating out (I’m also all stocked up on snacks and stuff for sandwiches)
2   2) Drink very little.
3   3)  Use the on-post shuttle/car pool to avoid fuel usage.

Those are my staples, but I’m also going to be working hard to find some free/cheap entertainment out here.  I don’t want to just allow all this time out here to pass me by, but I am also trying to be a frugal as possible.  Hopefully I succeed!

As well as working hard to save my money, I've also just recently gotten my first credit card.  I'm currently working on building some good credit history so that I can refinance my car and prepare for my future. 

If you’d like to join us, please do so.  It’s never too late to get your financial goals in line. 


Jen said...

Good luck! Happy saving!

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