The situation’s pretty simple, I’ve almost run out of money, and it’s still the beginning of the month!
My current account has £482.31 in it. Still to come out of my account this month is £349 in rent and bills, and £29.95 for the good people at Bateman’s opticians who maintain my sight.
This leaves me with £103.86 to last me until the 28th of February. Shit, the 29th! It’s a leap year…
I could use my credit card to get me through the month, or I could borrow money from friends or family, ask for an overdraft from the bank etc. I’ve decided not to do this though.
£103.86 over 24 days. That’s about £4.33 per day.
OK, the rules are:
1) No borrowing money.
2) No buying anything on “tick”.
3) I have to pay my way in all social situations (no cadging drinks in the pub etc., no eating my housemates’ food).
4) To try to maintain as much of a normal social life as possible.
My initial feeling is that this isn’t going to be too hard…
Day 1: Balance = £103.86, Daily Budget = £4.33