Monday, January 19, 2009

My 2008 Savings and Earnings

Welp. Here it is. I finally totaled up my year-to-date savings and earnings for all of 2008. These totals are what I spent food, cleaning, toiletries and other household items for 5 kids, 2 adults, an old grumpy cat and a dog, for all of 2008.

2008 Savings & Spending
Retail Cost: $10,624.25
Store & Coupon Savings: $6,530.62
Extra Care Bucks: $533.84
Easy Saver Rebates: $235.78
Total Paid: $3,401.81 -- 68% TOTAL SAVINGS!

Incoming Money
Mail In Rebates: $228.87
Online Surveys: $211.00
Misc. Money Earned: 431.43
Total Incoming Money: $871.13

Looking on my 2008 Goals I set at the beginning of the year, I'm pretty pleased with these results. I almost doubled my spending and savings and still stayed within my monthly budget of $250-$300. On average I spent $283.48 a month, which is right in the middle. Some months I went way over budget but other months I ended up way under - so it's nice that they balanced each other out.

Last year I also wanted to double the amount of incoming money - and I did! I've only been seriously looking into earning money online the past few months - but it's nice to see the results.

It's been a good year! Stay tuned and I will be sharing with you how I tally my savings month to month and what my 2009 money goals are.


Jill Scott said...

Wow, that's inspiring! You must be pretty organized, that's apparent.