My goal for 2009 is to only spend $40 per week at the grocery store and to use that extra savings to grow our emergency fund to six months worth of living expenses.
For 5 weeks I spent $198.74 versus a budget of $200. Success!!
So far we have 21% of our goal of 6 months of living expenses. Now we didn’t get all 21% this month, I just don’t have a before number. Next month I will. I think we could be a little more aggressive cutting back in other areas. We’ll see how future months go.
That’s my progress. How are you doing with your goals?