Thursday, June 08, 2006

Tight Ass

I am broke as a joke.

Well, okay. Not really broke. I've got $39.73 in my pocket because I just paid off a whopping credit card bill.

It feels good to be a little bit more "debt free" than I was a week ago, but I'm not really keen on the fact I've got 39 measly bucks to my name until June 15th.

So, I'm going to take this opportunity to see just how far I can spread my cash flow. I plan on posting a running tab of my spending in a daily report. Y'all can let me know if I'm doing well with my being economical and spending my money wisely (likely not).

I know some of you have your own ghetto broke stories. Feel free to give me some tips to help me make it to next Thursday.

Thursday June 8th

Today I brown bagged it to work. I had a Smart Ones meal in the freezer at work, so I just brought along the rest of my stuff. Mandarin Oranges fruit cup, applesauce cup, box of raisins and a packet of cinnamon apple oatmeal (I lost my pink Barbie lunch box back in 1985).

I did spend 25 cents on a cup of coffee at work (large moccachino with the high test stuff) $39.48 remaining but I don't feel so bad about that because I needed a caffeine kick in the ass.

Tonight dinner is on me. My dad is cooking so I'm whipping up a mean Pad Thai dish. He's picking up a bottle of wine - score! on my not having to shell out for the alcohol.

Spent today - 25 cents
Left in the bank - $39.48


RC said...

Good luck, I think you'll do great!!!

--RC of

NB-C said...

Congrats on the credit card! I paid off my Macy's card last month and it was the best feeling in the world. Now if I could only figure out how to pay off the rest of them!

Keep us posted!