With fuel prices of every description soaring over recent weeks, and things only set to get worse as the vehicle fuel prices start to affect the prices of everything in the shops I am seriously wondering if I should even go on with my Challenge.
Just over two months into the Challenge I feel de-railed and unsure of what I'm doing. My total No Spend Year failed miserably and now my Low Spend Challenge may go the same way. Am I just down because of world events or what ... I really don't know.
Alan needed to top up his tank yesterday to get to work and for half a tank of diesel it was over £70, luckily for us fuel for the vehicles is a business expense so it doesn't hit us too hard in our personal pockets, but it's still shocking.
The food prices in all the supermarkets are creeping up and not slowly, they leap up in 10p or 20p increments which must be absolutely terrifying for those people truly living on a tight budget. I feel wrong in so many ways to be playing at having a tight budget just for budgeting's sake.
Anyway I'm thinking long and hard about it all at the moment, I thought it only fair to warn you.