I'm on the verge of going back to college and surviving completely off student loans for the next two years. I help a lot of the young sailors with budgets while working at Navy Federal Credit Union and have been perfecting my own for the past few months.
Ultimate Goal : Live off $1000 a month
Food Budget :
$150 a month
What this includes - Groceries, Take out, Alcohol, Eating out (any coffee, snacks, candy bars,
When is this starting? - August 22 is the start of the first week that I'll be living in my new
apartment for school. THE CHALLENGE STARTS THEN!
Who else is involved - I'll be moving with 2 of my friends and hope to split meals/cost of meals
so that I'm not eating the same dinner for 5 nights in a row.
How I plan to do this
- I'm going to explore new recipes that use cheaper ingredients and find a
way to eat delicious food every week.
Why I am doing this - I'm all about challenges, and if I can manage to take care of myself the
two years without running up a huge credit card debt I'll be ecstatic
So you may ask : Aug 22 is a long time from now, what do you plan on doing in the mean time?
I will tell you : I will be preparing for my transition into college life with no income and
best way to stretch my dollars out.
I did a lot of leg work tonight and took some notes on 5 different supermarkets. I'll share my findings in my next post.