The average Minneapolis household spent $3,325 dining out in 2009. (Saint Paul is slightly higher at $3,372.) In 2010, so far, I have only spent about $150 eating out. TAKE THAT!
Category Archives: Saving
1) Today is my sister’s birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) and because of the celebratory occassion we had breakfast at the Egg & I. I LOVE breakfast. I LOVE eggs benedict. I LOVE that I’ve had a celebratory reason to enjoy not only breakfast but also eggs benedict. (She’ll blog something eventually.)
2) Yesterday was a one of those excellent days when my student loan payment day coincides with pay day. At first I thought, “OH SUCK IT, DirectLoans,” because it really made it feel like last week never happened. But then I noticed something strange – my bank account had more in it than it usually does on loan payment days. Why? Because of this challenge, of course.
Now, ordinarily, after having realized I have more than usual, I’d be doing some serious shopping, but, uh, it’s not allowed. I know some people are reading this going – “Hello…this isn’t a new thing it’s called ‘saving.'” And, trust me, that isn’t new to me. I’m actually a pretty frugal person (and tend to rag on people for spending as much as they do – ask any member of my family), but I think the “strange” part is that in the past I would put money in my savings account and that would be my “saving.” Now, it’s taken on a new form. (And, I haven’t even had an urge to shop, though the food/eating out portion has been absolutely brutal.)