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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, 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 …

big potatoes, good ideas

Big Potatoes (and Asking for Them)

In my last post (Small Potatoes) I calculated the total amount of money I’ve legitimately earned or saved thus far in 2015, not counting my paycheck from my actual job. And the grand total was…$779.25! For me, that’s like a month’s rent plus a couple weeks of groceries. Nothing to sneeze at.