Budget. The word almost tastes bad in your mouth. Kinda like diet, right? But this last week, I took on the challenge hoping the process wouldn't be as painful as it seemed. The result? I actually might enjoy it now. Better yet, I never knew I could feel this relaxed about my finances.
$15 a day?! I must be crazy. Last week alone, my daily average spent was double that. But in the name of a good challenge, I decided I would at least try to stick to a daily budget. And although you’ll see that I may have not quite met my mark, I learned something much more valuable about my money habits.
I have a problem with saving money -- as in I usually just don't. So I thought to myself that if I could take away the ease of spending money, I would spend less and thus, save more. So I set off. 5 days. No debit cards. No credit cards. So with $120 set aside in real, tangible dollars, I set off.