Homework assignment #22: Do everything you possibly can to whittle down your spending on fuel this month. If you’re in the habit of going to the same service station week after week to fill up your car with gas, you might check a site like gasbuddy.com or MSN Autos to find the best fuel deal in your area. Start paying attention to the price (if you don’t already), and see if you can pay less for gas this month. Over time, those pennies saved will turn into dollars — and more dollars!
Win a Deluxe Happy Simple Living Gift Basket
In honor of the January Money Diet, I’ll be giving away a gift basket chock-full of home and garden goodies plus several books at the end of the month. On January 31, 2013, I’ll draw one random name from everyone who commented during the month and that lucky person will win the gift basket. I hope you’ll stop by often this month and share your own ideas, thoughts and experiences about taking a 31-day break from nonessential spending.