Thursday, October 21, 2010

When Saving becomes Agony


I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.I'm not spending frivolously. I'm not spending frivolously.



That's the truth, you hear me?!?!?!?

So as part of the 8 Weeks of Awesome Challenge, my financial challenge is to have AT MAX 2 unplanned purchases each day.  Here are some of my well thought-out unplanned purchases that kept me within the challenge:
  • A taxi cab ride to the doctor's office.  (Hey, I was running late, and I like to have my time with the doc!)
  • Only 2 bags of pre-peeled shrimp that were on sale at Hartman's (they were $4.99!!!!  Pre-challenge, I would have stocked up on these suckers)
  • A donation to the Island Packet to vote for my dog to win a spot in the 2011 calendar (Place 20 votes for only $5!!!  Oui Oui is #42 at The Island Packet
I was used to indulging in my every whimsical purchase, but now I can only keep a running list of things my heart desires.  If it occurred to me Pre-Challenge, I'd be off to Chapters to buy $96 worth of Lonely Planet books.  NOW, I can only buy 2 things, and usually only if I need them.

I was also thinking, with the occasional "spoil myself with delightful charms" feeling that I get, I'll limit the actual purchase to once a week. On Fridays.  So far, my Wish list includes black & brown pairs of tights, a couple of white sweaters, a Mercedes 560 SL (not occasional, btw - more like once in a lifetime!), some Dave Matthews CD's, gold lip bloss, some gold hoop earrings, a big boxy coat, some cinnamon Schnapps, some flowers, and some DVD's of the Cosby Show (any season).  Can't wait for Friday to come!!!

ciao, y'all!
allyson

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