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I'm trying!!

Posted By Joy Shepperson on Jul 9, 2010 at 8:10AM

In an effort to lose some weight, I've decided to drastically curb my habit of dining out. So far this week (07/04-07/09), I've only eaten out once. That's good, considering the week before I ate out every single day. In addition, I'm hoping that with the money I hope to save, I can put it into a savings account. Problem is, all of my banking accounts are through one bank. I'm thinking about joining Smarty Pig. That way, I won't be tempted to spend money. I'll keep you updated.

Savvy Savings Challenge: 40 Days Later and $80 in My Pocket

Posted By Savvy Community on Apr 7, 2010 at 4:00AM

This inspirational savings update was shared by Lauren in our Savvy Savings Challenge group. She gave up her daily latte fix for all of Lent.

And I only cheated three times! I loved the Savvy Savings Challenge. Not only did I end up saving $80 but also cut down my coffee consumption. On those really tough days I might still make my way to the cafe but it is at least no longer a habit. Now do I want to save the 80 dollars or spend it on a new pair of shoes (save it probably is the way to go but those shoes are adorable)!

How much did you save in the past 40 days and what did you learn from the challenge or your own efforts? Share your updates, takeaways and saving tips in the Savvy Savings Challenge group!

Wal-Mart or Whole Foods?

Posted By Allison Berry on Apr 6, 2010 at 2:01PM

My newest dilemma is whether to start shopping at stores like Wal-Mart that are now offering local, organic produce

http://blog.greensherpa.com/index.php/personal-finance/produce-wars-wal-...

I've always been a Whole Foods and Trader Joes junkie, but if they're offering the same products at half the price...should I make the transition over to the dark side? Which is more important: take a stand against unfair labor practices, or satisfy my wallet?
What do you think about this topic?

Share Your Savvy Savings Challenge Update!

Posted By Smart Living on Mar 31, 2010 at 4:00AM

We're hosting a 40-day Savvy Savings Challenge in the SavvySugar Community with the hopes of helping one another make smarter choices and build our piggy banks. I've given up all unnecessary spending — I'm not allowed to drive to work for convenience or clothes shop — for all of Lent. I've invited you all to join in the savings group and make your own sacrifices, and am moved by the updates of your progress. I'm also thrilled we only have a few days left until our 40 days and nights are officially up.

How much have you saved? Join the Savvy Savings Challenge and share your savings efforts and your pitfalls and success stories. The community and I will be your personal finance trainers!

Savvy Savings Challenge: It's Liberating

Posted By Savvy Community on Mar 17, 2010 at 4:00AM

This update was shared by member becka31523, who is participating in our Savvy Savings Challenge and feels liberated by her effort.

Today I made a choice that I'm very proud of. I had a credit card still that I used in "emergencies" but who really needs that temptation lying around? Not me! I shredded that credit card today and I feel so much better not having that temptation anymore. I've also decided to do cash only for my personal expenses each week...groceries and gas mainly. This will make me watch what I'm spending a bit more closely and make some decisions that need to be made. I'm also going to plan out my spending for the month each month and only spend on the expenses I've planned for. Anything left over...it's going to my credit cards. I'm so sick of being in debt and I just want to do everything in my power to get out of it. I know this is a bit more than the Savvy Savings Challenge asked for but I felt the need to write about it since these decisions have stemmed from the Savvy Savings Challenge. Thanks everyone for being a part of this, it's a huge help!

Cheer on the savers in comments and jump on our budget- and mood-boosting effort and cut your most harmful and indulgent habits for the challenge period! Join the Savvy Savings Challenge and share what you plan, then update the group with your pitfalls and success stories. The community and I will be your personal finance trainers!

Liberating

Posted By becka31523 on Mar 15, 2010 at 7:16AM

Today I made a choice that I'm very proud of. I had a credit card still that I used in "emergencies" but who really needs that temptation lying around? Not me! I shredded that credit card today and I feel so much better not having that temptation anymore. I've also decided to do cash only for my personal expenses each week...groceries and gas mainly. This will make me watch what I'm spending a bit more closely and make some decisions that need to be made. I'm also going to plan out my spending for the month each month and only spend on the expenses I've planned for. Anything left over...it's going to my credit cards. I'm so sick of being in debt and I just want to do everything in my power to get out of it. I know this is a bit more than the Savvy Savings Challenge asked for but I felt the need to write about it since these decisions have stemmed from the Savvy Savings Challenge. Thanks everyone for being a part of this, it's a huge help!

Gum

Posted By InternSugar2 on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:43AM

Gum is so pointless and overpriced.  $2.00?  Why do I buy this stuff?  I am going to put an end to this nonsense.

Savvy Savings Challenge: I Cheated — Did You?

Posted By Smart Living on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:45PM

We're hosting a 40-day Savvy Savings Challenge in the SavvySugar Community with the hopes of helping one another make smarter choices and build our piggy banks. I've promised to forgo all unnecessary spending — I'm not allowed to drive to work for convenience or clothes shop — for all of Lent. I've invited you all to join in the savings group and make your own sacrifices, and now I want to know how your mission is going. How am I doing, and how can you get in on the savings? Find out when you read more

Savvy Savings Challenge: Made It Through the Weekend!

Posted By Savvy Community on Feb 24, 2010 at 4:00AM

This update was shared by member HannahNicole, who is participating in our Savvy Savings Challenge and has vowed to give up her pricey Fro-Yo addiction for Lent.

Pheww! Didn't think I could do it, especially when my girlfriends needed a frozen yogurt stop during a walk this weekend, but I resisted. So far that means five full days with no frozen yogurt expenses, and at this point I'm not compensating the fro-yo loss with any kind of consolation prize (like extra coffee or a candy fix), so that means almost five full days of savings, totaling about $20. I could get used to this.

If you haven't already, jump on our budget- and mood-boosting effort and cut your most harmful and indulgent habits! Just join the Savvy Savings Challenge and share what you plan to give up, then update the group daily or weekly with your pitfalls and success stories. The community and I will be your personal finance trainers!

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Gave up fast food.

Posted By constance Tripp on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:02PM

I decided to give up all unnecessary eating out....mainly fast food.

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