Budgeting Really Pays Off!
Feb. 28, 2010 10:50 am
Updated: Mar. 3, 2010 2:43 am
As you may know, we live on a budget of $15/day for lunch and dinner, food and drink. If we spend less than that, it goes into vacation fund...and it's time to tap into that fund! We are leaving for a week in New Orleans and a week cruise to the Yucatan. We live on our boat here in the Caribbean, but no, we aren't sailing there on this vacation!
I started this current vacation fund at the end of September when we got back from our New York City trip, and just by going under budget I have saved about $600! Of course, that's not enough for a two week vacation, but it does pay for our air fare. I also put ten percent of my income into the fund to help it grow.
I used to live in New Orleans, and am very excited to eat some of my favorite foods...oysters, po boys, muffalettas...and on our cruise's Mexico stop I am taking a cooking class! I'm sure I'll have lots to write about when we get back.
For the budget this week, we came in right at $105, and this is what we ate:
Monday: Pasta and salad
Wednesday: Stuffed Cabbage
Thursday: Tofu chimichangas
Friday: Tofu Parmesan
Saturday: Spinach salad
My hanging container garden on the boat is doing well with the exception of my tomato, which fell and exploded. Husband tried to put it back together, but I am not sure he will make it! I am very lucky to have some extremely green-thumbed neighbors who will be babysitting the plants while we are away!
Hope everyone has a great couple of weeks!