Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 13: Set Goals

Being frugal on its own is great -- you save money, get free stuff, and get the high from knowing you found a great deal. But after a while trying to budget, coupon, and penny pinch can get a little overwhelming or sometimes even discouraging.

When you're transitioning to the frugal life, one of the best things you can do is set goals for yourself. Maybe there is a GORGEOUS pair of shoes that are well worth the hefty price tag you want to save for or maybe your goal is to save $10 a week on lunches or $50 off your grocery budget.

Setting simple goals like these will help keep you motivated and on track with your money saving efforts. It will be so fulfilling when you reach those goals and then you can set the next ones. This gives you something to constantly be working toward and it gives you an awesome benefit in the end.

My first goal was to cut $100 off our monthly grocery budget, which I have successfully been able to do for the last two months. Now I am trying to save for an iPad. It's going to take a while, but boy do I want one!

What's your goal?

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