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The Lunch Challenge

So I’ve decided to challenge myself to not only brown bag my lunch every single day from now until March 31st, but to also refrain from buying coffee or tea or any other sort of snack during the work day. It’s so tempting to just be lazy and go to the building next door and eat at their delicious cafeteria (really, the food is pretty good), or to walk a few blocks to the nearest Starbucks. But that’s not going to happen anymore.

I need to start seriously saving money and watching every dollar. So from 9-5pm, Monday-Friday until March 31st, I will not spend a single cent on food.

Why until March 31st? Well, I’m thinking of starting “Monthly Challenges” for myself, just to keep this whole Personal Finance thing interesting and fresh. And since I’m mid-month at the moment, I figure I’d just extend the first challenge a little longer. For example with these “challenges,” one month I’ll try stay within a $30 dining out budget, or I’ll try to find a way to make/save an additional $200, or I’ll try to make $150 by selling things on eBay … things like that. It may or may not pan out. We’ll see! :)

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