OK, so today it starts. I'm going on a shopping fast until the end of the month.
My friend Leslie did this a little while back and I have really felt like I am seriously addicted to buying STUFF!
Stuff I don't need, stuff I think I need that I really don't, and stuff that eventually runs out and I need to buy more of it. Groceries, gas, and the essential "girl" items are not included in this fast for obvious reasons.
Either way. I spend too much money on crap I don't need. SO, I'm writing down all the "stuff" that I want to buy and I'm not going to buy it just to see how much money I can save myself if I just had better control over my spending. I don't have a budget...at all. We pay our bills and spend whatever money is left over on "stuff."
So here goes.
Today I wanted to buy:
album on iTunes cost: $9.99
lunch at El Torreros cost: around $15 usually
I'm determined to save money. I have got to take on this demon by the horns and get it under control. Wish me luck.