Last week I set a goal for myself to have a 4 week flash savings challenge. At the end of the 4 weeks, my goal is to have $3,000 in our emergency fund savings. (We started with $611 in our savings, so we need to get $2,389 in four weeks.)
Monday and Tuesday night I was busy listing 50 auctions on eBay, all for my kids’ old clothes and some new clothes I bought ahead but they outgrew before it was the right season. Those auctions are ending tonight and tomorrow night, so they aren’t included in the totals here, but I think they should bring in at least another $150. I also have several more to list tonight.
However, for the purpose of this post, I will only list those earnings and transactions that have already taken place and for which I have already received the money.
Here is the extra money we earned this week as well as how we earned it:
- Extra job: $20
- Sold my old breast pump on Craigslist: $60
- Money in my PayPal account I forgot about: $20
- Turned in all of our change: $62.67
- Extra job #2: $24.67
- Extra job #3: $35
- Returned some unopened digestive enzymes & vitamins I didn’t need: $32
Total for Week One: $254.34
New Emergency Fund Total: $865.34
Starting Emergency Fund Total: $611