My goal at the start of the challenge was to restrict my clothes shopping and the pricey parking garage near work. Though I cheated four times by driving to work and had a relatively inexpensive shopping spree (hey, the sale was amazing and I needed an outfit for an event!), I estimate I saved about $300 in 40 days. No small potatoes! I couldn't feel more proud of myself because I cut spending I already knew was frivolous. It was a healthy — albeit long — lesson in priorities, controlling instant gratification and smart choices. I plan on rewarding myself with a $50 Spa Week treatment and keeping the rest of my savings where it belongs...in the bank.