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And the spending begins..

February 2nd, 2008 at 11:21 pm

Well today I spent $42. Got my nails and my eyebrows waxed and this includes tip. Now before everyone beats me down, saying if I saved this each month or put it towards debt, etc, I know that. But during this journey I have decided not to give up everything, I think I have a much better shot at making progress if I have a few "luxuries". So this is one thing I am not giving up. Now for the last two weeks we haven't eaten out once, no ordering in pizza, no dining out, no fast food. So cut back in some things and have a few things I do enjoy.

Monthly spending so far $42

6 Responses to “And the spending begins..”

  1. Maismom Says:

    You're right. If you're consciously allocating your money to things that you cannot give up, I think you're spending your money wisely. Good for you!

  2. JanH Says:

    Yep, wise decision. I still buy a book or two and definitely spend good money to get my hair highlighted. Otherwise, I'd be no fun at all! I cut out other stuff instead. Glad you spent a little money on yourself!

  3. dtjunkie Says:

    Exactly, giving up everything you enjoy that costs money is just not realistic. Welcome to the community!
    BTW - My dad is also in the embroidery buisness. Small world!

  4. jaiparis Says:

    Ya I agree, but I know there are still things I spend money on that I shouldn't, and later this evening I did, so I'll post that in my daily spending, but I figured this month I would really watch it and figure out where it all goes so I can really make some changes in March. I really need a baseline. So I'll start this month! And Dtjunkie - does you dad have a home based business or a full blow embroidery shop? Just wondering, ours is home based but we have some good accounts with local schools.

  5. dtjunkie Says:

    Hi Jen, It's home based. He mostly does Martial Arts scools and churches as well as family and friends special projects.

  6. reflectionite Says:

    i agree, also it's pretty much like a diet: if you restrict yourself too much you're more likely to go out and binge big-time. you can only start by eliminating those things you really feel you don't need, that are holding you back. if you start small, then you can build yourself up to the bigger things eventually, without feeling like you're missing out on something.

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