$30 Broke the Bank
February 11, 2011 12 Comments
As part of my plan for saving a $500 emergency fund by the end of February I decided to try to skim $30 off my two week budget.
BOY AM I FEELING IT
I am strapped right now to the bone. I get paid next Tuesday but I only have about $10 left in my checking account (normally I would have $40 left and feel much more comfortable with only a few days left). Thankfully I have bought all my necessities for the next few days. I am pretty sure I have enough food to last me until Tuesday – obviously I won’t be able to eat out at all though.
Who knew that $30 (or $15/week) would feel so constricting?
I have a feeling it is because I had a lot of once every 6 week expenses that all fell the past two weeks. Mainly, restocking my cat and dog food which I buy bulk.
I’m contemplating canceling my $30 bimonthly transfer to my savings or reducing it to maybe just $15 or $20. I thought I wouldn’t notice that the $30 was gone, but turns out I did. And it hurts.