Money Challenge #1: $500 in 31 days

In lieu of an introductory post outlying the intents of this blog, I’m just going to dive into a challenge that’s been on my mind: Somehow accrue $500 EXTRA in 31 days. This means that by the end of 31 days, I need to have $500 in my savings account that was either earned or found during the 31 days timeframe outside of my day job earnings. I’m not exactly sure how I’m going to get an average of $16.12 per day. I’d have to find a lot of pennies on the ground…..

Right, let’s get to it. Laying the ground rules of Money Challenge #1:

Rule #1: As of this moment, I have $37.62 in my wallet, my checking account and my savings account. This mythical $500 I hope to have after 31 days of scrounging cannot come from any of these assets…….obviously.

Rule #2: We’re talking cold hard cash here. Not money saved. I can’t just go to the store and buy toothpaste on sale and say, “I just saved $2. That’s $2 earned toward the $500.” No. That doesn’t count.

Rule #3: Aside from my wallet, my day job earnings, my checking/savings accounts, and money saved, THIS $500 CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE! Couch cushions? YES! Sell stuff on Craigslist? YES! Odd jobs? YES! Prostitution? YE–let’s not take this too seriously.