Living off a $100 for the Month of January
Alright guys, I know it’s been a week since I last posted, and I apologize for that. I needed a bit of a break to recharge, as well as get a few other things accomplished. Now that I’m back, I’ve decided that in the next couple of weeks I’m going to be working pretty hard on making sure I have some posts in the wings in case I need to take a break from the blogging world again. Hopefully I’ll be able to have about a week’s worth of posts in the wings at all times. That’s one of my goals for February.
Now, as for the actual reason I’m talking to you.. I’d like to celebrate a little accomplishment that occurred in January. I only lived off a $100 budget. I should clarify on this, as I know you all are aware of my bills breakdowns that I post every month to help keep me more accountable. Yes, I spent that money on bills, but the $100 I’m talking about right now is spending money. This was money that took care of the rest of expenses, including my monthly prescription. By the time January was over, I actually only spent $96.90.
I actually went under with $3.10 to spare. Holy crap!
I hadn’t given myself a budget number for the month of January. I only told myself that I would spend as little money as I possibly can. I admit I indulged just a little bit, but I was very happy at the end of the month to see that I only spent this little. I’m hoping that in the next couple of months that I will be able to keep this budget in order to keep my savings where it’s been: at a stand still.
Again, I feel very proud of myself right now. Now that I know I can do it, I almost wonder if I could continue the no-spending and see if I can shave off any more. I’m not sure if I want to risk it, because some of the money that was spent became a bit of a godsend as the items kept me from going stir crazy with cabin fever. What do you think? Should I continue to shave the budget? Or did I do the right thing by being very conservative?
Count those Raindrops!