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|How do you guys do this?|
If I were good at it, I wouldn't need this thread!
I'm ~~~awful~~~ at avoiding things when I'm in the store. I'm trying to learn to be better.
For me, staying OUT of the stores is crucial.
If I'm not there, I don't see the item and I don't want it.
I'm also working really hard (this month) on writing up a list...I have a list on my fridge right now of "things" that I need to buy (batteries, hangers for the girls closet, scouring pads...that sort of thing). I'm trying to only go to a store ONCE this month...with blinders on...just buying things on that list.
I figure if I still need those same things in two weeks when I go on my monthly store trip...then they really are needs. But if in the meantime we find out we can do without those things, then maybe I'll take them off the list.
Going into the store with a list and blinders on -- don't even LOOK at the bargains -- should help you.
At least your unbudgeted spending was for a good and generous cause. You'd feel a lot worse if it was for something completelyl frivolous.
Yes, yes. I'm fabulous. Moving on...
04/01 -$58.43 at Barnes&Noble and I didn't buy Dave Ramsey
04/03 : pre-emptive, having playdate at our house...so better be no spend!
: 1/10 days
: 0/15 days (no drive)
1/10 days (made extra $)