Monday, August 8, 2011

Saving is the new Shopping... for now.

I don’t know how many of you have experienced this but I had this happen to me on Saturday. I went out in search of this particular type of webcam type/ recording device and came up with nothing. I did however find a new purse that was 90% off. I did however see a bunch of clothes in the mall that I would have died for, a few pairs of shoes that I wanted to romp around town in and a dress that I envision myself dancing in. And while all these things were glitzy, glam and glorious…. I marched right out of that store and told myself I didn’t “need” those things and went on my merry way.

This was very hard for me and is probably going to be hard for the rest of my life. I love buying new things and I admit that fresh smell when you bring something home from the store is addicting. Or even the way a new %100 cotton top feels against your skin – if you haven’t experienced it… well you donno what love is. But the one thing I’m trying to teach myself as a born money spender is that all things come to those who wait earn it. That I don’t need something on the basis of thinking I need it. While I would have loved to spend a whole whack load of money my goal is to save fashionably. What is that? To continually look good every time I deposit money in my savings account. I’d like to have a good chunk of change by the time I graduate and my shopping habits are the first thing that need to be nipped in the bud.

Have any of you had to resist buying something because you have a goal?


  1. I am so impressed that you could learn this lesson at such a young age! Impulse buying can get you in a lot of trouble and debt! Yay you!

  2. Good job! I feel like I still have a lot to learn when it comes to making goals and sticking with them when it comes to shopping! However, when I put my mind to it I can make it happen. Glad you have great discipline!


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