This is something I’ve been thinking about for a few years and wanted to try, but some kind of upcoming “must have” expense always got in the way. Not this time baby! I decided to try this during February 2016. The idea: to be as stingy as humanly possible during one month.
The objective is to cut costs as much as you possibly can. I’m aiming to not spending money on ANYTHING more than I absolutely must. Like food and hello kitty merchandise. It’s going to be fun to challenge myself and see how low I can push my mandatory expenses. Can’t do much about rent, but I’m sure I’ll be able to finish far below my normal monthly budget.
I think it will be difficult, but not impossible. This month is a good time to try it as well, because I have a LOT of schoolwork, and I also need to strictly follow the training and meal plan from coach John. So my February looks like a month of hard training, hard studying, and hard stinginess! As Borat would put it; Great success!
One of my 2016 goals is to travel the trans-Siberian railroad with my brother ans father, and also enter North Korea if possible, so I need to start saving for that. If you had a super-stingy month, how much could you save? Try it and get back to me! I’ll post my progress by the end of February. $$