Over half the people in the world live on less then two dollars a day each.
I spend two dollars within the first two minutes of being at school… on coffee, nothing essential… coffee.
Starting March 1st I am going to do a zero unnecessary consumption challenge. I am allotting 20 dollars a week for fresh food and that is it. I won’t be buying any processed food because that adds tremendously to the consumer foot print. I won’t be putting gas in my car, my cell phones data will be turned off and sadly, no more coffee.
Between clothes, going out for meals and everyday “essentials” I am spending too much. As I have looked at my credit card statement over the past few months, the depth of my consumerism is becoming more and more clear to me. I am blessed to be able to manage a successful ice cream shop, but just because I make good money does not mean I have to spend it like I do. I want to be more aware of the mindless purchases and the overkill of spending.
To be honest my variable spending will go from about $600/ month to $80/ month. That’s an %86 decrease. I will need as much encouragement as possible!
The reason why I am telling you this, I have to be accountable now! I will post about my struggles, temptations and thoughts as I enter into this journey. If this challenges you… join me! We can do this together.
Cheers to home-made meals and quiet nights at home!