How to Survive on $111 For 45 Days
How far can you stretch when it comes to limited resources and survival?
We all make different sums of money, all live in different countries and areas, and of course, have different expenditures. Perhaps, a more appropriate title for this article would have been "How I Survived...", or even, at this point of time, "My Log of Survival..." Of course, if you're rasing a family of six, or in need of expensive medication, you won't last on $111 for 45 days. The purpose of this article, more or less, is to give me incentive not to give up on my goal, and to show wondering minds what is or isn't possible, and what can possibly be done.
Here's the story: I have $220 (Canadian) in my pocket right now. I have (luckily) an option to borrow some money, however, in doing so I'll be wasting more money, and this is something I wish to avoid. Some of that $220 already has appointed ways to be spent, thus according to my calculations, if I survive for the next 45 days while spending only $111, I will greatly improve my future financial situation.
Henceforth, for the next 45 days, I intend to append my progress to this article, in hopes to inspire others, and most importantly myself, to press on during hard times. Enjoy!
As one of the commenters mentioned, I completely forgot about including bills and rent in my "survival" budget. All the bills are paid off (thankfully). The bills include all the creditor bills, rent and untilities. The $111 are for day-to-day survival stuff, such as food, transportation, clothing, and various household expenses such as laundry, haircuts, cleaning supplies, etc. :)