Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Paying off the Van and Extreme Budgeting


So, I have decided to bite the bullet and pay off the remaining amount on the van above, which I plan to be my future home for a while.  In order to do this, I will be fairly broke the next couple of weeks, mainly due to my own stupidity.  I have fallen back into the habit of wasting money, and like before the culprit is food.

So I am forced to teach myself a lesson the next two weeks, and due this by limiting the amount of food I have to spend by 30-40 dollars for 2 weeks.  I know you can eat pretty healthy and such if you buy all those raw vegetables and spend hours of cooking, but In reality I know I am too lazy for that and will just cheat and eat out.  So I am going to buy mostly what I have before but I will abstain from dining out once again, and I will add some cheap (tho perhaps unhealthy) items to supplement.  Namely, My main staple will be the old hot dog go to.  I can get 1 meal of hotdogs for 12 days with around 5 dollars (dogs + bun).  Say what you want health nut and mike dolce devotees, that price is just too hard to beat.

My other planned options are not quite as bad.  I'll do bananas, apple sauce, and crackers, lunch meat and cheese sandwiches for work.  I still have some lunch meat and some canned chili and soups from last grocery trip.  I plan to buy a couple 12 packs of cheap diet soda, and a couple cans of 1.50 chips to quell my desire for snacking/going out to eat. So far I got the items at $25 dollars.  I will probably need to reup on the second week with bread or more lunch meat, so I will see.

4 comments:

  1. Good to see you on the blogging frontier Dazer.
    Dragonfly

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    1. Thank ya! lol I'm happy I got a visitor, I didn't expect any :)

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  2. Good luck with the budgeting... This reply is kinda late, I just discovered your blog just now by following it from Steve's site. The crock pot is your friend. :) Very little prep time and you can leave it for 8 hours (overnight usually) and it'll be ready the next day. Very little cooking prep involved. Just chuck the ingredients into the pot and let it rip.

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    1. Welcome, thanks for the comments :) I have been contemplating that for a while now. Right now most of what I eat is fried fish (in coconut oil) and rice, or canned soup/chili. I think a crock pot is better for fresh ingredients...which produce here is pathetic and high. Which is strange because there are so many little farms around...I guess they keep the veggies for themselves :) Maybe I should switch for my health anyway :)

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