“All large tasks are completed in a series of starts.” ~Neil Fiore
Congratulations to all of you who have reduced or eliminated nonessential spending during the month of January. Many of you generously shared your comments about the different ways you participated in the challenge, and I hope it’s been a positive and worthwhile experience for you.
When I started this month, I posted a photo (right) of the visual reminder of my total debt that I have on the wall in my office. Thanks in large part to this encouraging community, I’m happy to report that I paid that debt down this month by over $500.
Perhaps our participation in the January Money Diet can be the beginning of bigger and better things in the year ahead. When we control our finances rather than letting our money control us, we can be much more deliberate and thoughtful about how we spend, contribute and invest.
As this month of no spending ends, I’d love to hear about your own results and plans for the future. My hope is that your participation in this 31-day challenge marks the beginning of your most abundant year ever – financially and personally.
P.S. Tomorrow morning I’ll use Random.org to draw one name from everyone who commented and participated in the January Money Diet. That person will win a gift basket filled with goodies. Thanks to all of you for your honest, insightful, enthusiastic, helpful comments this month!