General Goals 1) to be debt free in 3.5 years 2) save lots of money

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Confession Time

This past month I put 50$ a pay way to pay for the cost of my coat dry cleaning. This next month I am planing to put way 50$ a pay to get a few pieces of clothing. I need two pairs of shoes 1) Mary Jane style black shoes 2) knee-high healed black boots, a few tank-tops to go under sweeter tops and blouses. I didn't think I would be able to get the boots and the shoes under $100, but I was hoping to get close.

Here's the catch. Today I went into Winner's and found a pair of shoes that aren't Marry Jane's but close to it and I love them, but not the cost. I spent $79.15. Trust me I was suffering major buyer's regret. I have exactly $1.66 left in my account and I owe my car fund 50$.

Before I even paid I asked what the return policy was, I have up till January 5th to decide on keeping the shoes as long as they have not been warn outside.  So here's the thing I now have no money for 7 days until next Thursday which is pay day. So if I can get to the end of week with out spending a dime than I can keep the shoes and still have 50$ for the other stuff- IF I can last until pay day without any money.

This is to the new challenge: Get though 7 days without buying anything that isn't gas or cat related (already budgeted for).

Wish me luck, I am going to need it!


  1. You can do it!!!! The real question is do you really want to do it? That sounds like a really pricey pair of shoes. However, you did pay cash and if you can make it to next week and you really love them, can't fault you for any of that! :)

  2. Good luck!! I think if the shoes are high quality & you'll get years out of them, they'll be a great buy! Good luck!!

  3. Shoes are one of the things that are not worth it going frugal on. Good quality shoes last forever (like quality clothes), so don't feel too bad. You can totally do it until next weekend! Every time you come close to temptation, think about the shoes. It's only 7 days, so I am sure you can do it!

  4. This is an interesting take on spending. You've already got them so the trick is not to return them by not spending any money till next week.

    I am sure you can do it but I look forward to seeing how you do.

    Another thing I like about this is the discipline it shows. You could easily cover the cost by cutting short one of your other funds but you chose not to. I admire that.

  5. I just went two weeks without grocery shopping so you can get through a week! Lots of will power, and I know you have THAT!
    PS - I love Winners, I have to stay out of that store because I end up spending $200-$300 at a time!