Last month we decided to track every dollar we spent. It was an eye-opening experience. Tracking every dollar definitely made us more conscience of every dollar we were spending. It also became this fun game trying to reduce costs and not spend when we didn't need to. It also changed our shopping habits. We were actively looking for sales...

Well the month of January was good to us. The market went up...a lot. As a result of that and saving $7,500 on our end, we gain nearly $52,000 in the month of January. If only we could have our savings and investments increase at that rate every month! Total savings is up to $680,499.