OK, it happens to be the shortest month of the year but so what! It's still a month!
We're taking 1,100 New Israeli Shekels (currently $296) and using that to pay for:
- Dinners out
- Household expenses (like the remodel project I've been dying to do)
Every time we spend money, I will calculate the amount we spent and what were "necessities" and what we bought "just because". We're not going to live on nothing and we won't live like paupers but we want to see what we spend too much on vs. what we should be spending on.
When Rachel of The Small Notebook set out to do this challenge, she had more mouths to feed and a smaller budget. She gave herself and her family $250 to spend in 31 days. Craig and I have $296 to spend in 28 days. That's around $10.50 a day (or 39 shekels a day). There's only two of us. Think we can do it?
Our biggest challenge? The grocery bill.
Unlike in the US, we don't have a lot of coupons given to us by the grocery stores. Food is marked up and pricey. There's really no getting around it. We started being smarter about where we spend and what we spend on.
I'll start tracking our progress tomorrow. Wish us luck!
Have any advice for us on how to live "frugally"??