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More Levels in the Money Game

August 31st, 2017 at 06:39 pm

Yesterday I returned an item to Kohl's so that's $43.25 added. I also picked up a few groceries and by using by store rewards card, I saved $11.49. Finally today I just swept some low hanging fruit that was remaining in a few YNAB categories. I was able to power up by $9.89. I started this game with $5, 5 days ago and I already have over $100 just by being more intentional. I'm excited to see what September brings!

Money Game
Started: August 27, 2017
Current Level: 63
Amount: $103.31
Amount needed to reach next level: $4.81

Money Game Day 2

August 28th, 2017 at 07:48 pm

Yesterday I posted about a money game that a friend of my created. It's like tracking snowflakes but also more like a game at the same time. Today was a good day. I was able to power up based on 3 transactions for $13:

1. Used Target GC to purchase 9.75 worth of groceries so I reduced grocery envelope by same amount
2. Used Target Red Debit card to purchase $25 Itunes GC for niece's bday. By using Red card I saved 5%, $1.25
3. Used a $2 coupon at Winco

LadieA Money Game
Started: August 27, 2017
Level: 29
Amount: $19.82
Amount needed to reach next level: .76

The Money Game

August 27th, 2017 at 06:03 pm

I'm a part of an online group thats follows Dave Ramsey's principles. Well another member of the group created this "money game" that she's been doing for the past year. The concept is the same as tracking your snowflakes but she's treating it more like a game and you move to different levels as you progress. Over the last 12 months, she's been able to save over 20k in "found money" or what I call snowflakes. If you're interested, her blog can expalin better than I can (https://homemoneygame.wordpress.com/)

Since paying off my mortgage a few years ago, I haven't been as diligent as I used to be but as of today that has changed. I'm starting the money game with $5 as it recommends and I want to see how far I can get over the next year. I already swept an additional $1.82 from YNAB categories that I won't use during the rest of August. So my starting point is below and I will post here often with my updates. I hope of you decide to join in. You will need to read the blog to find out about the levels and she provides a google doc as well.

Money Game
Started: August 27, 2017
Level: 7
Amount: $6.82
Amount needed to reach next level: .22