I can’t believe it’s September! Where did the summer go? It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new 30 Day Challenge! This month’s challenge is better budgeting. I’ll be implementing a few changes to my routine. I’m also going to share a few guest posts from the financial guru, Ashley Feinstein, because there’s a lot I still need to learn.
A few changes for better budgeting:
1. I’m going to try to eat at home more:
I pack breakfast and lunch every day, but I almost always go out for dinner, drinks, or to a networking event after work. I’m going to try to eat at home more by inviting friends over to my apartment for dinner or drinks.
2. I’m going to use Mint:
I’ll use Mint to track my spending. I have a general gist of how much I spend, but I don’t keep track as well as I should. It will be interesting to see a breakdown of my spending.
3. I’m going to make coffee:
Iced coffee is my kryptonite. I make coffee most of the year, but iced coffee just doesn’t seem to be the same when I make it at home. Luckily, this 30 Day Challenge coincidentally comes just in time for cooler weather…
4. I’m going to shop my closet:
I’ve been really good about this since my 30 Day Challenge where I didn’t shop for a month, but it’s a great way to stick to a budget.
5. Free get togethers with friends:
There are a lot of fun free ways to get together with friends like hiking, biking, or exploring your city. I’ll invite friends for a few more free activities this month.
What are your tips for better budgeting? I’d love to hear them!
Image via Chic Gliteratti.