Thursday, 29 March 2012

An Experiment

Around a month ago, I decided to begin an experiment whereby I attempted to live on a 3 day week salary, just to see if I could.  I think I spend rather a lot of money on just, well, stuff really.  I'm never quite sure where it's gone at the end of the month! 

So, the beginning of the month, I removed two fifths of my earnings and put them in my savings account. 

It's actually been very difficult and very eye opening living on a very small budget.  When did biscuits get so expensive?!  But I got to the end of this month on budget, yay!

On the recommendation of some friends, I've dowloaded a free trial of some software called You Need a Budget.  It's amazing and I will definitely be buying it at the end of the trial.  I'm a complete dunce at both maths and spreadsheets, but it's SO easy to use! 

And the best thing about pretending I only work three days a week is that I have the other bit of my salary left at the end of the month to buy power tools and camera equipment, hurrah!   

2 comments:

Ailsa (Topaz Magpie Jewellery) said...

Excellent idea! I might try that one myself. Love your jewellery.

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