Yup. I’ve gone and done it now. Set up myself for total failure and embarrassment. Who told me to go take up myself and say I’m going to spend only $2,500 JAMAICAN dollars a week and create a whole challenge around it? Why the hell would I invite others to witness this painful journey, that’s likely to end in total failure? And who the hell is even reading this? As in…I haven’t even started the damn challenge and I’m already craving a whopper!
Well, I’ve already created a blog for this with an About section, a hashtag and everything so it’s definitely too late to back out now. Hell, TWO of my followers have already gone and favourited the first #DailyMickle tweet! How people so faas?
Anyways…if like me you have too much free time between 2 and 6pm, you;re welcome to follow along as I attempt to live off what I think is my necessary minimum daily expenditure. You can read details on the method behind the madness and why I chose this amount under the About Section.
Whether or not I flop or succeed, this experiment is designed to yield practical information about the spending habits of the average Yuppie and weed out the necessities from the excesses. My theory is that $2,500 is actually more than enough for a week and that our perceptions of ‘necessity’ may be clouded by societal norms, and that with simple planning and some discipline, I can manage quite comfortably.
I’ll update this blog as I go along with daily/weekly expenditures, pics of food etc (to prove I’m not starving), as well as receipts and any quirky tips or lessons I discover along the way.
Whether you find it useful or just plain hilarious to watch me do this, let me know what you think in the comments below and feel free to share with your friends. Hopefully, my results may give you a different perspective on how you view necessity and make you think more deliberately about your own spending habits. That’s what I hope to get out of this anyway.