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Karyn’s August Challenge: Saving that Moolah by Couch Cruisin’

Well hot dang my life has taken some serious sharp turns. I had to leave my lovely apartment due to problems with the building and throw all of my stuff into storage. It was super sudden, so for the time being I’m sleeping on couches. UGH







Now when I put it that way it sounds awful, but the plus side is that now I live rent free, don’t have to pay for parking or utilities AND I get free unlimited Internet (dat high-speed life).


So I decided to take this seriously frustrating moment and turn it into an opportunity. How much can I save in a month while not having to pay for rent?


To find this out I had to breakdown my expenses.


Storage Facility: $400

Food: $200

Gym: $20

Misc. $150

Total: $770

In comparison to what I had to pay before my life flipped, turned upside down, I had to pay $1,300 just for rent. So as of right now I am saving $530 out of the gate! This is majestic!


The main plan is to use the money I save to pay off my student debt. I know I have a long way to go, but it’s going to be suuuuuuuper worth it.


Now I know I put $100 as miscellaneous, but for the end of August I had some last minute expenses pop up. Specifically Fan Expo.

This is my fifth year attending the con, but instead of going as a serious fangirl, I’m going to promote my workplace. That means flyers and chatting up oodles of folks. But it doesn’t mean I don’t get downtime, so I have been spending my hard-earned loot on food and geekiness.


Surprisingly I haven’t gone over the budget of $150, but I still have a few days left at the con and you never know what might pop up and strangle my wallet.


It’s hard not to look at a situation that I’m currently experiencing and see all of the negatives it brings. Luckily I have a great support system that has helped me see it for what a G-time this can be (plus it will be a great story later)!

My fingers are crossed for all of this to work out for the best!

Wish me luck.


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