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$300 experiment

August 3rd, 2011 at 08:54 pm

Okay. I'm back to my $300 pretend-retirement scheme. I will try to spend $300 or less on non-bills, as I think that might be what retirement is like for me.

I spent $15 on a Groupon for a boat ride yesterday, and today I spent $28 on gifts from Amazon. That was rather impulsive, but I couldn't pass it up. My son loves board games, and the expansion game to one of his favorites was marked down, with free shipping. Then, if I selected two other games, they would be 34% off. Since my grandsons' birthdays are coming up in the fall, it was a good opportunity to get something for them. So I ordered three games for $28, with free shipping, and the value is something like $47.

That leaves $257 and most of the month to go. However, part of my retirement will be entertainment and gift-giving, so I do need to figure out how to fit these things in.

5 Responses to “$300 experiment”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I think it's an interesting experiment. I'll be anxious to see how it goes.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, it just hit me that $300 a month is $10 a day! Well, if you can manage a couple of no-spend days, you'll be right back on track.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck! My only concern for you is inflation when the time comes.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm looking forward to seeing how take 2 of your experiment works out.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Me too! Maybe you should charge all of us for the entertainment to make some extra cash!

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