American has found a way to budget travel
• The American has found a way to budget travel
Young American saved about 30 thousand dollars, eating scraps. Finance professional, Amanda Holden did not disdain to eat up the remains of his colleagues and even rummaging through dumpsters in search of food. Collected for 8 months worth saving a woman he spent the whole year traveling around South America, and then returned to the States and started a new career as a Life-Coach.
quit his job and start a new life? Why not! But first, it would be nice to save a certain amount. That this decision was taken for himself, Amanda Holden, 32-year-old financier from Portland, Oregon.
If before Amanda went to work as an ordinary office worker, and spent on daily lunch a lot of money, then one day she decided to eat leftovers, which were in abundance in the afternoon of her colleagues in the office and workers in nearby buildings.
Amanda has earned the nickname the trash after colleagues noticed her half-eaten burrito-eating from the trash. But this nickname did not bother the woman.
In the past, Amanda spent a lot of money including to parties. Sometimes she hung out every day. But at age 27, Amanda realized that she had no savings and it is clearly necessary to change jobs: in finance career did not make her happy. Seeking life change, Amanda decided to save money. She set a goal - in a period of 6 months to collect 20 thousand dollars.
"I worked in the office with a lot of people, so the extra food is almost always remained. I openly talked about her idea to colleagues, and many have supported me. I eat up what's left of the staff. If someone ate half a pizza, I asked not to throw away the remains and give me. True, there were times when I could not find any leftovers, and I have yet to buy food. But these were exceptions. "
Saving on food has led to a change in the whole way of life. Amanda admits that he never was a big fan of shopping, but for her as a woman at first it was very difficult to do without cosmetics and perfumery. The following Article economy was the refusal by spending on entertainment, though it too was given to Amanda it is not without problems, because she always considered herself a very sociable person. After the rejection of entertainment followed by reducing the cost of beauty and fitness. And yet, oddly enough, a decent amount of it is saved, to stop buying expensive coffee in coffee shops.
As a result, over 8 months Amanda managed to save 30 thousand dollars (more than 1.7 million rubles). When the woman wrote a letter of resignation on his own request, her boss looked at her and asked, Is it because it is called the trash that she is eating from the trash? "The boss said that his own eyes watched as I pulled out of the trash a half-eaten burritos. However, then we just laughed about it ", - says Amanda.
Amanda left her job in finance, flew to Mexico, and then a year traveled to Latin America, the money saved.
Today Amanda Holden is a blog and teaches how to live frugally, but stay happy. Its purpose - to make people more frugal. But this does not necessarily like it, start from climbing on trash cans, laughing, woman is recognized.