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February Food Challenge: Week #2 Recap

Well we’re half-way through the month. I’ve spent $106/$200 food budget, so I’m right on track with everything.

I’ve also realized that I like the way I do my budget because I have the flexibility to go out for food more often if I slide things into my monthly Entertainment budget. I don’t consider this cheating, because when it all comes down to it, I’d still be staying under budget for the month … but it does mean that I’ve been spending more than I’ve realized on food every month.

But this month I haven’t had the luxury to slide categories around, and it’s really hard. I don’t understand why it was so easy for me to do it when I first moved to Vancouver … but I’m sure it was from a few months of consistently spending more on food a month. And once you do that, it’s sure a lot harder to go back. So I’m quite pleased that I’m still on track to meet the Food Challenge goal I set for myself.

So, how did you do?

Author: Krystal Yee

I’m a personal finance blogger and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, climbing, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.


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