Another month has come and gone – can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday that we kicked off the Frugal February project on Don’t Ever Look Back yet two days ago signaled the end of the month and the end of our project.
What We Covered
Frugal February on Don’t Ever Look Back featured 17 dedicated posts, 10 awesome guest writers and nearly 200 comments on these posts. While we didn’t get to cover absolutely everything we wanted to (we’ve still got plenty of great savings advice stored for the next few months!), we still managed to cover a hell of a lot! Here’s the complete list of posts that were published…
- Welcome to Frugal February
- Setting travel and financial goals
- Why you should keep your travel savings in a different bank
- Frugal February Challenge #1
- Frugal Foodie Ideas
- Saving Money with Water
- Doing Valentine’s Day on a Budget
- Frugal February Challenge #2
- Save Money by Reducing Your Vampire Power
- How Many Days in Thailand?
- Stay away from malls/shopping centers to save money!
- Acacia Africa’s Top 5 Finance Fix
- How to use the tax system to boost your savings
- Short on travel savings? Earn extra cash!
- An Introduction to Budget Your Trip
- Two ways to save money on accommodation
- Round-the-World Pre-Departure Travel Checklist
We did plan on running 4 challenges throughout the month however only ended up doing 2.
Challenge #1 – Keep a money jar for the rest of February.
Our money jar contained $71.15! Can you believe that from just one month?! The $2 coins in Australia really helped boost this up to quite an impressive amount.
Challenge #2 – Sell at least one item on eBay or Craigslist.
As we mentioned in this post, we made a profit of $118 from selling two items on eBay.
From these two challenges we made nearly $200 – enough for at least 2 extra nights on our travel adventures! If you participated in either of these challenges, please let us know how you went by leaving a comment.
Frugal February Contributors
Huge shout-outs to the awesome people who contributed and made Frugal February the success it was! Click on their images below and follow them on Twitter, subscribe to their blogs and please do whatever else you can to support them!
Our Question(s) To You
Was Frugal February helpful to setting your travel goals and boosting your travel fund?
What was the most useful piece of advice we gave you?
Did you learn anything new that you’re going to put into action?
You don’t have to answer all of them but we’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section – feel free to add your own feedback as well, positive or negative!