spending habits

Burning a Hole in My Pocket

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This week I am tasked with managing my mindset about money.  I am not sure if I can do this one; this will be my biggest challenge yet.  As part of my 90 day cash only life, I am tested on ensuring that I can differentiate my wants from my needs.  I am challenged to go to the bank and take out $100.

I can do that. Okay, done….keep reading.

dollar-money-ben-franklinI am to keep this $100 in my wallet for 30 days and not touch it.

It is day three with the Big Head Benjie in my wallet, and that fool will not stop talking to me.  Every time I open my purse, Benjie is yelping at me, “spend me, spend me!”

  It’s not easy doing this. Honestly, it’s just not fair. Let me tell you how unfair this whole thing is.

I went to Dillard’s to purchase some hose and they had a sale on Dooney & Bourke.  There was a purple bag that was only $125!!!  I know right!  A solid Dooney in purple and it is on sale!  I have the $100, I have the difference and sales tax….Mama want pretty bag! 

I can’t have it.

I am responsible for the Big Headed Friend in my wallet and I will take good care of it.  I will not spend it.  I will not abuse it.  I am entrusted with its care for the next 27 days. Benjie is my new baby.

Benjie is burning a hole in my pocket.

What I learned about money today: I like expensive sh*t and I shouldn’t buy stuff because it’s pretty, and my husband is not made of money. Also, I had lunch with the girls today spending only $2.98 for my meal.  I had a fully punched frequent diner’s card that earned me a free lunch. I only had to buy the drink and no one at the table knew how little I had spent and I was still cool.