Category Archives: Minimum Wage Challenge

I Don’t Buy Gifts for Special Occasions: Day 6

My sister messaged me asking what I was going to get my niece for her birthday. She graciously included a list of really expensive gifts that my niece wanted and told me how I would be a terrible uncle if … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon: Day 5

Today was the last day I really had the opportunity to make a longer trip while house sitting here in Arizona since it’s quickly coming to an end. I may be able to get in another short trip, but I … Continue reading

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The Importance of Living Well: Day 4

One of the main aspects of this minimum wage challenge is for me to not only live on the salary, but to live well on it. I think that my image of “living well” may not be the same as … Continue reading

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First Difficult Choice: Day 3

Well, I knew this day was bound to happen. I just wish that it would have been a little later into the year. Having it come so quickly into the new year only confirms that I will likely have to … Continue reading

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Risking Death To Save Money? Day 2

I learned today that if you want to save money by driving your car at a fuel efficient speed on the highway to get the most miles per gallon, you do so at your own risk. You will also have … Continue reading

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Well Stocked Fridge: Day 1

I would be lying if I said I didn’t wake up with a bit of a hangover (I figured I should let 2012 go out big even if I was celebrating alone while house sitting). I have been pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Love and Hate at CVS: Minimum Wage Challenge

I have a love-hate relationship with CVS. I love that I can get things there for free / nearly free (one of my goals for this minimum wage challenge is to try to get all of my personal care products … Continue reading

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Housesitting In Arizona: Minimum Wage Challenge

It appears that the first week of the minimum wage challenge will begin on the right foot. I just got word from the parents of a friend that they would like me to house sit for them for a week … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone: Minimum Wage Challenge

I’m an introvert. This usually surprises most people that I meet, but that’s because most people don’t really understand introverts well. There’s an assumption that introverts are shy, quiet and timid, but anyone who knows me knows that those descriptions … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions: Minimum Wage Challenge

I have the distinct feeling that I’m going to get a few comments over and over again for this minimum wage challenge, so it probably makes sense for me to create a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) area. This will allow … Continue reading

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Preparation: Minimum Wage Challenge

Apparently I am already cheating on the minimum wage challenge even though I haven’t even started it. At least, this is the argument my sister has decided to make. I recently sent out a “Christmas wish list” to friends and … Continue reading

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Renting or Homeless? Minimum Wage Challenge

One of the biggest decisions I need to make that will determine whether this living well on minimum wage challenge will be successful or not is my living conditions. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and there … Continue reading

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Preliminary Basic Budget Minimum Wage Challenge

I hate budgeting. I simply don’t like taking the time out of my day to run through the numbers when I could be doing so many more interesting things. One of the reasons that I think that I am relatively … Continue reading

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Living Well on Minimum Wage Challenge

Some of you know that my sister and I bet quite a bit. One of the bets ended up with me trying to eat well on less than $1 a day. It was a rather humorous look at my terrible … Continue reading

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