I’ve been scouring all sorts of personal finance blogs lately as i’m fairly new to the game here, and i just came across a lunch challenge posted by the mastermind behind givemebackmyfivebucks.com (i take it her name is krystal?) aka “Give Me Back My Five Bucks. I love that name, clever right? At any rate, if you peruse this sexy little article you will notice that a good 28, TWENTY-FREAKIN’-EIGHT PF’ers are currently giving this a shot!
Man that seems like bonkers. Wait what? what’s that you say…I’m listed on there too? Why yes, look at that i sure am. Well what’s a newbie to do but to follow the crowd and gain some pointers right? Right.
So, i pose the question: Is it possible not to spend a dime on lunch, snacks, tea, or coffee during a normal 9-5 workday for an entire month? I can gather that it’s at least fathomable due to the amount of responders alone on her posting, but can i myself, J. Money, do this? The simple answer is i haven’t a clue. I’ve never tried, and i never thought i would to be perfectly frank.
Like others, however, i thrive on personal challenges and am willing to give it a shot….just not starting now :) I will be starting March 1st and going throughMarch 31st. (out of all the months to pick right? the one with 31 days in it!). I already have a hardcore challenge i’m working on for Lent, and i honestly don’t think i can do both challenges at the same time w/out preparing a little first. What’s the point on starting something you know you won’t be able to finish right?
So, i will stare down this “no spending during work” nonsense, and report back w/ status checks in the near future. I can’t promise they will be all that exciting, but there’s the off chance i’ll get cranky and rant a little….in which case you’ll probably enjoy it a bit more ;) I’m sexcited!
I challenge you to give it a shot as well! If you’re all in, go ahead and add your name to her list or simply holler (comment) on this good blog and make your intentions known.