I am really looking forward to becoming more aggressive with my investing strategy in 2012, but I haven’t quite started yet. In fact, I am really just getting back up to speed on tracking my receipts for coupon savings.
Total Saved via Couponing = $539.85 (49%)
I spent a ton on groceries during January – kids were out of school for a portion of it, we hosted a couple of football parties, and I stocked my pantry after using up my stockpile during the Fall.
The total saved from a combination of store sales and coupons is shown above.
Only the dollars saved from coupons I clipped are being counted toward the wealth building account. My reasoning being that I would have bought the items on sale anyway (store savings) and the only extra I earned is the coupons I clipped.
Total Saved Using Coupons = $194.43
Added to Wealth Building Account – $194.43
Stocks = $0
I bought 140 shares of SPWR on December 12, 2011. However, since I’m just now catching up on my monthly wealth building reports, I am going to save the change in stock price for the February 2012 report tally. (Sneek peek – as of 2/13 – it is up 14%)
Wealth Building Account – $0
Craigslist – $37
I sold a pet carrier and a dog crate (both of which I bought at Goodwill on their 50% off days).
Pet Carrier – $25 (paid $5) – net $20
Dog Crate – $25 (paid $8) – net $17
Wealth Building Account – Plus $37
Piggy Bank Savings
When I pay cash for things I put the change (coins) into a piggy bank. During January I deposited that money into my kids’ college accounts.
Wealth Building Account – Plus $32.33
TOTAL added to STBR Wealth Building Acct = $263.76
How did you do this month?