« We survived our first month! | Main | Ten ways to protect yourself from fraud »

2013 Challenge

This year my wife and I thought: why not make our blog more fun by attempting a challenge and sharing the experience with our readers.

After some thought, we chose to do a budgeting challenge. Why not try to eat well on a tight budget.

Here are the objectives and rules:


  • Spend only $160/month (approximately $40/week) on groceries.
  • Eat out only twice in one month ($20 each time) .
  • If we choose not to eat out we can put this money towards our groceries or save it for the following month. 


  • Post our grocery expense each month.
  • Post our meals for each month.
  • Eat healthy. The purpose of this challenge is to prove that you can eat well on a limited budget.
  • Post our successes and failures. This is an exercise in budgeting. You can learn just as much from your truimphs as you can from your mistakes.
  • Have fun doing it!

When we started this challenge we had a few things in our pantry, but we figured that when one starts a "budget diet" there will be a few essentials to begin with.

Wish us Luck! We hope you join us with this challenge. Feel free to post any comments.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>