Day Two Over.
One thing I've learned is that for cheap entertainment "Redbox is your best friend." With that said, I finally saw "The Help". Not sure I would have watched this otherwise but my god; this is the best movie I've seen in all of 2011 if not longer.
Yesterday's biggest purchase was gasoline. It was a hard pill to swallow to see $40 go out like that. That put me down to $331. I'm already into day three and have spent nearly $100 of my budget.
For dinner yesterday, it was rice, asparagus and tuna. That dropped me down to $324. Then take into account "The Help", I'm at $323.
Something I'm seriously considering for this month: dropping cable and my DVR. Its two things I haven't been able to live without but I don't need NFL Redzone anymore. All the NFL games I can watch on regular TV or at a friend's house because people who live on minimum wage....do have friends. Other TV shows I could always watch online. That would save me $60 which would be prorated to whatever. I'll have to make my decision after the Evansville game tonight.
Been trying to think of other ways to cut costs. I was called a clown sometimes in school so I wonder if anybody would hire me as a clown at their kid's birthday parties this month.
I still have to do some real grocery shopping instead of going to the store on a daily basis when I figure out what I want for lunch or dinner.
I can really feel the burn right now in my wallet. Ugh......
If you go to the "Features and Odds & Ends" link at the top of this page, that section will list every Project Minimum Wage Blog I will be writing in case you get behind or would like to go back and read old ones.