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Hello and Welcome Everyone. If you are new here and this is the first blog you see, please go check out Budget & Cash Stuffing for Beginners. I’m glad your here, my goal is to help you get started on your Cash Stuffing Journey. I have other blogs posted, they touch base on how I started, what I purchased and some Free Printable PDF’s I created to help you get started.
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I’m on holidays for the next few weeks, and I just wanted to share with everyone where I am in my cash stuffing journey and share my accomplishments with you and what my next steps are. So far I have completed June and July of the Monthly Challenge (This link leads to the PDF) I’ll be working on August with what I have remaining in my Budget Binder at the end of July. I mentioned in my first blog that I only get paid once a month on the 21st. I’ll be restuffing my binder today. Since I am on holidays for the next few weeks I can put most of my pay cheque towards my Savings Binder. Which will be nice, because then I can get the girls savings ahead. My oldest starts Grade 1 in September so I’ll probably take some funds our of her Christmas/Birthday envelope and buy her some Fall/Winter clothes at Once Upon A Child. We love repurposing clothes, I can not justify spending much needed funds on new clothes. I can’t do that, she out grows it so fast that it’s almost not worth it.
I also completed the $5.00 Savings Challenge (This link leads to the PDF). However, I had to go buy some window fans for the apartment we are staying in for the next month. So, ill be restarting that one on the 21st as well. I found that doing the $5.00 challenge was so easy for me to complete and I know that the bigger the savings challenge gets the harder it will be. But I love seeing instant results, so I think I’ll be fine to complete the other ones.
Like I mention in a previous post, I need new glasses come January 2024 I budgeted for $300 from Costco. So I’m doing the $300.00 Savings Challenge (This link leads to the PDF). I’ve put a bit of a dent into it already, so ill have that saved up in no time. I have been taking the funds out of my Petty Cash and Self Care Envelopes. I try not to spend the money in those envelopes so that I can complete my Savings Challenges, and I don’t really spend money on myself, I get my hair done once a year and that’s about it.
I also sew a lot of my own clothing, so I don’t really have to put away money for myself. I would rather buy my kids something instead buying myself something! Before I started on my Budget journey most if not all of my cheques went to tattoos. That’s what I buy myself.
I would like to open my Inbox for everyone, if you would like to share your budget journey and testimonials to encourage others to take the step towards financial freedom. Now I just want to clarify that my way of doing my cash stuffing and budgeting might not be the way that others do. I’m sharing my experience on how I do it and what’s easy for me. My start to cash stuffing was rocky and it took a lot of trail and error the first 2 months. I had to figure out which savings challenges worked for me and which ones I wouldn’t get bored doing. I wasted a whole bunch of ink and paper. I luckily did think to laminate them until I found ones that were easy for me to do. I will be posting more ways and different ways to make it fun. I just have to do a little more research on them and make sure that they are easy to understand and user friendly.
Please do not hesitate to send me suggestions and topics on what you would like to me research or write about. I am all ears and would love to hear from you.