Category: budgeting

budgeting, calculations, food, good ideas, October Challenge

October Challenge: Complete!

If my sources are correct, it is now November, which means that my October Challenge to purchase zero restaurant food or takeout is officially over. Rather than going through each day individually (since it occurred to me that maybe it is a bit of a leap to assume that just because you are reading my blog, …

budgeting, calculations, food, October Challenge

October Challenge: Week Two Completed!

I’m proud to announce that I’m halfway through my October Challenge to not buy any restaurant food or takeout, and so far so good! Here’s a rundown of what I did for dinners and weekend meals this past week, as these are the times I would typically resort to takeout:

budgeting, food, good ideas, October Challenge, small potatoes

October Challenge: Week One Completed!

Ok, so the first week of my October Challenge to purchase zero restaurant food or takeout is behind me, and I’m happy to report that I’m on track! I’ve definitely had to do a lot more meal-planning than usual, but so far I’ve been able to make everything work without too much trouble. As I mentioned in …

budgeting, good ideas, small potatoes

October Challenge!

So, my big news is that I’m already beginning the third day of my October challenge, which is (drumroll, please……) NO EATING AT RESTAURANTS and NO EATING TAKEOUT. Now, I realize that you may be saying, um, that’s not too challenging. And I totally get that—perhaps you are someone who already rarely, or never, eats out. But please …

awareness, budgeting

Origin Story

Since this is my first post on the Yachtless, I thought I’d use it to explain how my money turnaround originally came about. The Myth of the Yacht explains a little about the way that I thought about money during and immediately after college — specifically, I didn’t really think about it much. My perspective evolved a little over the years, …