Last January I decided to join the uber-frugal month challenge with limited success. This year I’m trying again and I’ve used one of my previous successful measures to guide my task.
Here’s how I’ve assigned my spending:
|Week 1||December 30-January 7||Groceries||30|
|Misc (fancy Starbucks for a friend )||10|
|Week 2||January 8-14||Groceries||50|
|Week 3||January 15-21||Groceries||50|
|Week 4||January 22-28||Groceries||50|
|Week 5||January 29-Feb 4||Groceries||50|
I suspect that I can be even more frugal in regards to groceries and misc. spending, however, I don’t want to make myself feel too pinched as that always backfires. The Eating Out cost is dinner with a girlfriend that we had arranged in December.
The kitchen is looking as though it will be $10,000 more than originally anticipated we’re working on increasing our savings a great deal. With this very concrete goal I suspect that it’s going to be much easier to stick to the uber frugal month than it has been previously.