Times are tough, and they have been for a while. The average household income has been declining, while the average cost of goods and services continues to rise. Rising petroleum prices have added fuel to the flames, putting the hurt on many of us who work hard to get by.
Despite the economic turmoil, there are ways to survive, thrive, and have fun at the same time. At least I hope so, because for the next week, I will limit myself to Sixty Dollars. That's no more 3 trips to the ATM and less than the cost of dinner for two at many of Providence's "finer" dining establishments.
So, each day (starting today), I will be documenting my activities and expenditures, keeping track of my remaining balance. My goal is to have a blast while operating on a restrictive budget. The $60 will have to cover my food, drink, gas, parking, etc.
I know that anybody could lock themselves in a room for a week with a pile of DVDs and a bucket of ramen noodles, but that's not my plan. I will try to be out and about as much as I am able. Providence is a bustling city with numerous events and things to do at any given point. I intend on doing as much as I can, while spending as little as I can.
I will begin my quest tonight at MONDAYS ON BLAST, one of Providence's best bangs for your buck with live music, comedy, great beer selection, lovely bartenders, and best of all... NO COVER!
See you tonight at The Apartment, 373 Richmond Street! (Featuring: Valencourt, Northeast Traffic, Dan Martin and Friends, and more!