I sold seven more items on eBay, so after fees, I earned about $32. I also earned 131.11 for writing/advertising, giving me a total of $163.11 earned for the week. That gives us $163.11 saved for March’s expenses.

Almost more important than the money earned is what we have not spent.  Our February budget is extrememly tight, and I have been proud of us not spending much money.  Already we have had two no spend days.  I am hoping we will only have to make a small dip into savings by the end of the month.

Also, I cleaned the dance studio for the first time this past weekend.  (You may remember that I agreed to clean the studio one weekend a month in exchange for my son’s $48 monthly tuition being waived.)  It was a lot of hard work!  I took my son with me, and I thought he would be bored or uncooperative, but he cleaned his little heart out.  At one point he said, “We are cleaning so we don’t have to pay for my dance class?”  When I told him yes and asked what he thought of that, he said, “I think it is a good idea.” 

We spent 2.5 hours cleaning.  Had I been there by myself without his help, it would have easily taken 3 hours.  I averaged $19.20 per hour, which was a fair wage for all of the cleaning.  I also think my son is learning an important lesson.

Check out my other updates from The Saved Quarter Challenge:

My Goals for The Saved Quarter Challenge

Update #1, saved $204.60

Update #2, saved $48 a month

Update #3, saved $14 & bartered more

Update #4, saved $50.67

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