This blog button will apply to any of you who want to take the challenge and not limit you to a certain number. If you so choose to join in the challenge (just following along is dandy as well!) you can set your own challenge. For some families the number may be smaller (I would love to see some of these challenges!) and for many it will be larger. But the goal is to try to get your monthly budget as low as you think it can go, just to see if you can get it that low.
I realize that some of you may like the sound of the challenge but prefer not to go to the extreme. After all, cutting your spending by $600, $700, or more for a month is difficult. You can challenge yourself to just save an extra $100 from your budget for the month. Or decide to give up eating out for the month and reducing that extra expense. Anything you do to change your budget for the better in August can be part of the challenge.