Over the five weekdays of the last week of November (25th to 30th), I took on the $5 challenge.
Friends, colleagues and loved ones taunted me when I announced my decision to do this, with most saying, "Yeah, of course it'll be easy for you -- you've got free food at the office!" or "It's of course possible when you can claim cab rides from work!"
They've got a point. As a Yahoo, life is pretty good. Breakfast and lunch are free, as are snacks and drinks.
For the $5 challenge, however, I was determined not to "cheat" by indulging in the free food at the office -- after all, our friends who live on $5 for food and transport may not necessarily work at offices with pantries that are as well-stocked as mine.
And it helped that I was on afternoon shift last week -- starting at 3pm meant I would go without both breakfast and lunch at the office, and I wouldn't be tempted to indulge in any of the free food, snacks or drinks available. Since I was not starting earlier in the morning, it also meantRead More »from Lessons from taking the $5 Challenge