So, now of the moment you've all been waiting for... how much money did I save during my Spending Fast in March?
First, I tallied up my total spending and compared it to my total spending in the month of February, as well as my previously-calculated average monthly spending.
The results don't lie, folks. The truth hit me like a brick in the face... A delicious, joyous brick.
After a full month of paying only for bills, emergency items, and necessary fuel, I spent $851.44 less than I did in February on non-essentials.
Let me say that again: $851.44.
Even if I were to add my out-of-pocket medical costs, I still saved $180 over last month's spending.
February was a shorter month, so total spending was a little lower than usual. When compared to my total average monthly spending, I technically saved--- be still my heart--- $987.46 in March. Including the medical bills, I still saved $316.03.
Let me be clear on this. If I were to embark on a Spending Fast without medical bills looming--- and I paid for my mortgage, energy, Internet, water/sewer, credit card bill, cell phone, gasoline, and even some groceries--- I would officially save a shitload. Officially.
Even if I actually buy some groceries in April, I could continue to spend lightly and continue to rake in the savings.
It can be done, folks.
"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he."
- Proverbs 23:7