Last night a friend of mine from college asked me on Facebook, how I control myself from buying up all of the good deals I post. Quite frankly, I have spent a lot of time & put in a lot of hardwork making sure I DON’T. I am a recovering shop-o-holic which unfortunately a number of years ago put me in a very dark place. I still have a good 2 years until I will finally see those debt demons gone for good. So quite frankly, that is my motivation. And really, I don’t need EVERYTHING. Just because it is a good deal, you don’t always need it and if you are buying it just because it is a good deal, well then you will find yourself where I found myself a few years ago.
With that said, the past couple of months my husband has been asking me for a list of all of the money coming in and all of the money going out. Consistently I find every month there is a good chunck of money being spent at Target, Walmart and a few other stores here and there. When we first started doing this, I found I was going to the supermarket 2-3 times a week in addition to my main food shopping. I have since cut that out. But, now I am going to challenge myself to stay out of other stores. Although somethings are needed, I can’t help but wonder what really was “needed”.
I really think it is time I really tightened up the belt, it’s long overdue.