No Job, Plenty Fun: The Budget

Day 27: in which Marsha begins to see the light at the end of the budget blogging month.

I had a number in mind when I started this budget. I suppose, if I had been completely transparent (how is this ever possible, and why on earth do we use this word to describe honesty?) maybe I would have shared that number at the get-go.

I didn’t. But I can share with you now that I am rapidly approaching that sum. Stanley has a retired friend who says he lives on $600 a month. I think he is a liar. Maybe he just does  not count certain items, such as food. Granted, we are two people, but even doubling that sum to $1200 each month would be tough. $300 or so in utilities makes a deep cut.

I should pause for a moment and be grateful that we have the money to keep up these hefty payments. I know many people struggle with much less. But it is our life I am examining. We are almost to the end of the month and the end of the money I wanted to spend. Which makes me curious. How would I change the way we spent our pennies?

today $30.27 food for the grill

$30.27 + $1851.81 = $1882.08

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