Sunday, December 4, 2011


I think of a lot of things I could do with $125. Buy that 700 fill down Rab jacket I have had my eye on, buy more bike parts, pay off more of my student loans. Spending a month living off of only $125 isn’t something I have contemplated, until now.
We as a people spend to much money on things that don’t matter. Eating out, buying useless clothing items because they are “new”, going out to movies we end up hating. I have decided to cut out the crap I don’t need to live and live simply with what I have.
$125 is the average amount of money given to people on food stamps. That evens out to about $30 a week for food only. What I am attempting to do is spend $125 on gas, food, entertainment, and clothing.
I loosely began this challenge three weeks ago but didn’t start taking it seriously till December started. I withdrew $140 from my bank account on Friday and have started the challenge. With this weeks grocery money already spent on Almond butter, soy milk, and fruit, this should be interesting. I will be posting recipes from this experiment on my other blog, but will keep regular updates going about the joys and struggles of this decision.
If you want to join in on the challenge, please do. I would like to see how other people do at this challenge.

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