I am starting a new line of thought here for the next few weeks. Mary Hunt, the author of Everyday Cheapskate which is a daily e-mail I receive that gives hints and help on living a debt free life, is having a DPL or Debt Proof Living Olympics beginning on Aug 8. It will run during the Olympic games in Beijing. I have signed on for this challenge of stretching my fiscal muscles and will be chronicling my efforts here.
If you are interested in learning how to live within your financial means and/or receive help on getting out of debt check out Mary's Blog.
Here are my goals as written when I signed up for the DPL:
"Count me in….I commit to now craft spending for 17 days, Lord help me!, and no groceries except for perishables. Everything else comes out of pantry. I will use this time to take stock of what I already have and use it. I will also journal my endeavors on my BLOG Life Out My Window. I am also going to resist the urge to run out and stock up now. If I find I need it I can still get it till Friday, but no stocking up in advance. I think that would defeat the purpose. At least for me."
So I guess on Friday I will be saying with new meaning.....Let the games begin!