Friday, August 17, 2012
I made a budget: two-week periods, detailing how to spend my paycheck. I won't post that budget now because it would take too long. I will only post post my food and gas expenditures (my only necessary costs that are also variable).
-$20 on gas
-$4.97 on food
-$3.72 on food
-$5.14 on food
My goal is to limit food costs to under $5 a day, and I'm finding it really easy so far. By insuring I spend under $5 each time at the grocery store, I have to choose foods I can eat throughout the day. Because I probably won't end up buying food every day, I may be able to bring that number down even more. Ideally, I want to keep the combined food/gas total below $100 per pay period, and then I would be able to cover the cost completely through plasma donations.
I have a plan to eliminate all non-student loan debt by the end of the year and pay to finish my teacher certification. From there, I want to develop and implement a one-year program to meet a lot of goals I've been wanting to achieve the past few years that I've never had the discipline to accomplish.
I will also be keeping a food diary again. I've been tracking since Wednesday, but I don't have time to post it this morning.