Squirrelling Away the Deals with
savings, faith, and humor on the side
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monthly Financial Check up
I'm joining in Money Saving Mom's blog as we hold ourselves financially accountable. This month I added $250 dollars to our savings account. I also filled out the forms to have $20 dollars per month automatically withdrawn from checking to put into savings. I did this because my intentions are good, but I never seem to make the time to deposit extra into savings. I figured if it is done automatically I don't have to think about it and it will be budgeted in. I'm starting with a small amount to begin a good habit. I plan to increase saving as my other expenses decrease. My bank offered special incentives for savings accounts this month too, so I was able to get double the interest. Every little bit helps!
I was blessed to be able to give thanks this month through a donation to a local food pantry. I gave twelve tubes of toothpaste, 15 deodorants, and two bags full of various food items. All from my couponing and bargain hunting. It's great to save, but also to give to others who don't have the resources I have. All in all, another good month.
My nickname is Deal Squirrel, due to the large number of deals I have "squirreled" around the house. My husband and I both work for Christian ministries. Every little bit helps to give more and build our future together. Find a great deal? Let me know by email at dealsquirrelblogger at gmail dot com.