November challenge…

is pretty simple.

1. Track everything. Again. For some perverse reason, I’m dying to see how we stack up against the 60 per cent solution budget.

2. Keep it minimal. We should be able to get by on around $2500 in a month. We haven’t been, for many reasons. Three-fortnight months (rent and groceries, yowch). Birthdays and special occasions. Car repairs. Concert tickets.Work expenses/clothing. Replacing stolen goods.

BUT, I’m pretty sure November is not a long month. We have no birthdays or anniversaries. So hopefully rent, groceries, gas and a bit of fun and we can keep it frugal.

In other news…thanks to Consumerism Commentary for including me in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “November challenge…

  • Reply findingserenity2010 November 4, 2010 at 04:26

    I’m checking out this 60% Solution thing, and it sounds interesting. I think for my situation, it’s more like 75%, but ok.

    Sounds like you have an easy month to deal with – lucky you! I’ve got so much going on, it’s insane! In the US, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The day after, also known as Black Friday, is when shopping for Christmas starts. Massive sales and mayhem. I’m dreading it. I am actually thinking of volunteering to work at the pet store all day just to keep myself from shopping!

  • Reply Serendipity November 4, 2010 at 11:00

    Best of luck with your goals. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Stephany November 4, 2010 at 11:43

    Good luck this month! You have some great goals there. πŸ™‚

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