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Poll Results: Can you make it for one full year?

 
  • 60% (33)
    yes
  • 40% (22)
    no
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post #121 of 169
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I'm telling y'all this is not easy, I'm on day 3 laugh.gif
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post #122 of 169
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I'm telling y'all this is not easy, I'm on day 3 laugh.gif

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post #123 of 169

Outside of the groceries already at my house I'm trying to limit myself to $20 on lunch this week. $20 a day would be extremely easy

 

We spend $200/month on groceries and it's 4 people in my household so a total of $600/month I could eat like a CEO for a month

 

You not gonna eat healthy and stay full for the most part but if you can pace yourself the first few days and stack up some bread and go grocery shoppin' with the surplus you can make the rest of the time easy

post #124 of 169
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if your living on $20.00 a day your not buying sneakers
no question about that
if you sell every sneaker you buy doesn't count as part of the $20 since it's business. Now if you're keeping all that I agree
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post #125 of 169
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How is that possible? I'm guessing you lived on campus and had some sort of meal card?

 

God I miss college.


Yup, fortunately I lived on campus all 4 years because I played baseball. I would let my friends use my meal card who didn't have food at their apartments. I never ate in the cafe, strictly dollar menu's, a lot of dry cereal, and I always kept some beer. My parents lost their jobs my freshman year of college, so I had to think of clever ways to make money. The girls in school helped me out a lot by inviting me to dinner if they cooked. Made a lot of weird sandwiches on my moms old George Forman grill. When you're broke you become very creative and use your imagination a lot.

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post #126 of 169
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if you sell every sneaker you buy doesn't count as part of the $20 since it's business. Now if you're keeping all that I agree

If I decide to buy something it means I gotta sell something of higher or equal value, that's how I counter any sneaker purchase but I don't many these days anyway
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post #127 of 169
$20 is too easy.

I been eyeing this thread since my spending lately has been frivolous.

I can shoot for $10 a day, if not less. I eat free at work, then had a pepperoni slice, garlic knots & water for $5.

Since we're excluding bills and gas, there's no other expenses that make $20 that much of a challenge.
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post #128 of 169
I've been training for this my whole life. Buy a bag of rice, buy cheap meats talking 50 cent Vienna can. Perhaps some frozen veg and cabbage. That'll last you at least the week. Only cost like 15

Walk to/from school 20 mins each way

Buy monthly metro card.

Rinse and repeat.
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post #129 of 169
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Originally Posted by Don Adidada View Post

I've been training for this my whole life. Buy a bag of rice, buy cheap meats talking 50 cent Vienna can. Perhaps some frozen veg and cabbage. That'll last you at least the week. Only cost like 15

Walk to/from school 20 mins each way

Buy monthly metro card.

Rinse and repeat.

Bruh all you need is a big bag of rice and a big bag of potatoes. Word to matt damon in martian
post #130 of 169
Just copped groceries for a week, including lunches for work. $30.
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post #131 of 169
Blew the budget today and bottled water and a swim suit. laugh.gif this is hard.
post #132 of 169
When I was away at trade school (wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy) my roommates and I were eating off $25 bi weekly. I'm taking we had mad mad Ramen noodles packs and $1 loaves of bread 😂 mad it work though
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post #133 of 169
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Blew the budget today and bottled water and a swim suit. laugh.gif this is hard.

Those merona shorts were fire though.

I couldn't do the $20 a day. I'd just take the money for a week ($140) and hit up Costco and plan out my meals that way. A big piece of pork tenderloin was real cheap the last time I got some.
post #134 of 169
Thanks bro.

Yeah I'm not really taking it super serious. I'm not working for two weeks so you know I'm spending some money... Plus I got my daughter so that's impossible the days I have her.
post #135 of 169
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Just copped groceries for a week, including lunches for work. $30.

damn what do you call groceries ?
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post #136 of 169
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damn what do you call groceries ?

Dollar tree groceries
post #137 of 169
A whole chicken is 5 bucks
4 cans of tuna 4 $
18 eggs about 3$
Loaf of bread 2$
2 boxes of pasta 3$
butter 2$
Big pack of lunch meat about 6
2 small bags of rice is 2$
Bag of potatoes is 3$

30$

And u can do alot with that.
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post #138 of 169
GOLDEN RULE: Never spend more than $25 a day!!!
post #139 of 169
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If I decide to buy something it means I gotta sell something of higher or equal value, that's how I counter any sneaker purchase but I don't many these days anyway
Yea word, Just Dropped Over A Rack On 5 Wooden Boxes And I'm Wondering What To Sell laugh.gif
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post #140 of 169
Spend exactly $20 day one..
post #141 of 169
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I've spent $16.12, $15.62, $13.69

the 4 pack of Bells Oberon for $8.69 came in handy for my baseball draft laugh.gif

I'm enjoying this challenge, Wrestlemania on Sunday will be tough to keep it under $20
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post #142 of 169
Do gas count towards the $20 budget?
post #143 of 169
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I'm trying to include gas even though I said no
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post #144 of 169
I have an excel spreadsheet where I track all the money I make and spend down to the cent. Just averaged out what spent in total for March excluding obligations like rent and student loans and I was way over 20$ a day.

Disappointing results to say the least, even if I took out all the extraneous expenses that came about, my daily expenditures are poor.

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I have an excel spreadsheet where I track all the money I make and spend down to the cent. Just averaged out what spent in total for March excluding obligations like rent and student loans and I was way over 20$ a day.

Disappointing results to say the least, even if I took out all the extraneous expenses that came about, my daily expenditures are poor.

Unless you actually track, you don't realize how much you blow

$20 is not easy
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post #146 of 169
over here? i'd get to eat steak every day (not the great kind, though)! tongue.gif
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post #147 of 169
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I have an excel spreadsheet where I track all the money I make and spend down to the cent. Just averaged out what spent in total for March excluding obligations like rent and student loans and I was way over 20$ a day.

Disappointing results to say the least, even if I took out all the extraneous expenses that came about, my daily expenditures are poor.

Unless you actually track, you don't realize how much you blow

$20 is not easy
Exactly why I started doing it personally this year. I really under rated the amount of money I spent. It's disgusting.

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post #148 of 169
I smoke too much weed for this.
post #149 of 169
I failed today.. I'm going to try again
tomorrow.. nthat.gif
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I'm enjoying this challenge, Wrestlemania on Sunday will be tough to keep it under $20

I hit exactly on $20 yesterday with pizza / wings / soda.. roll.gif
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