Frugal living can be a challenge at the best of times but we like to be rewarded when our goals are met. It gives us a sense of achievement and takes us one more step in the direction of a healthy and happy lifestyle, turning dreams into reality
We all hate diets, they sound like enforced deprivation of some sort to me. But health and fitness are an essential part of frugal living. We can't afford to be ill and we certainly don't want it to be self-inflicted. So take up the challenge to get fitter and not fatter. Brighten (and possibly extend) your future health, wealth and happiness. Please note that this particular challenge is for members only and not available for general viewing.
Having assessed our previous spending habits with regards to running the frugal household, it's easy to see where savings can be made. In Frugaldom, a penny saved is a penny earned. Whether you choose to grow fruit, veg and herbs, partake of batch cooking, bargain hunting, trading, bartering, foraging or preserving or even if you just choose to cut out junk and ready made brands, it's always a challenge keeping tabs on the household grocery budget. How well can you eat and for how little?
On a household budget of £4,000 for a full year, we know this can cover the basics but what about all those extras? The EEK challenge is about earning sufficient residual income from home to cover those costs.
The £4,000 challenge has been around for several years with more and more people taking part. We calculate the budget as being £4,000 for all essential associated with running the frugal household. Modern living means this needs to cover things like telephones, Internet connections, TV licence and other basic non-essentials, so we're talking about running a very tight ship. The figures do NOT include work associated costs, luxury items, rent/mortgage payments, Council Tax or water.
Cyberdosh is about earning extra income online, whilst the concept of frugal entrepreneurialism is the business of making dream come true without big bank balances, high finance or mega-money investments. It's a 'from scratch' project to make the most out of everything and anything.