Monday, February 10, 2014
Thou shalt not spend (too much)
We're well into February now so it's time I let you in on the second of my 12 changes for 2014.
The B word.
I can hear my credit card fainting as I type.
After half of the Christmas holidays spent with absolutely no money in the bank at the end of each week I decided I needed to change.
From now on, if it's not essential and I don't have the cash for it, it's not meant to be mine (well at least until my next pay and then I will re-evaluate - a girl can go without shoe buying for only so long).
The credit card is for emergencies only (OK, now I'm sure I can hear it sobbing).
I started the month extremely well - No No NO I said to all the great specials sent to my inbox.
And then I went shoe shopping with hubby.
I needed new sandals, my old faithfuls having finally given up the ghost.
I had $100 left after bills.
Hubby knew exactly where to go, and I found 4 pairs of sandals for $60.
Then I spied a pair of ultra cool boots - costing more than all my sandals put together.
Hubby takes out his credit card and buys me the boots.
And I don't stop him.
Seems I'm great at sticking to my budget - and also great at spending other people's money.
(Completely random and unrelated photo of my foot - showing one of the sandals that has now gone to the Great Garbage Bin - taken Feb 2013)