Friday, October 14, 2011

30 day money diet; another list of weird crap I have wanted to buy

This item is 50 cents, does that count? 

None of these are "needs."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Weird crap I have wanted to buy since going on a money diet.

Presidents of the USA Placemat
Periodic Table placemat
Errol Morris' book
A new subscription to Wolphin
Men's Health?
This sweater with Kermit on it
Phew. Good to get it all out there, plus...Mens Health? wtf?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

30 day money diet challenge Don't Break the Chain

Haven't wanted to buy anything weird, mostly just wanting to stop at Starbucks or Ravelin's.

Now I need to focus on stuff I am going to do instead of spending money;
Finish Reading Unbearable Lightness of Being
Get rid of old iphones
Sell my Wii
Sell some old clothes on the old ebay
Go through wardrobe
Organize a clothes swap
Get my robot camera working
Frame the art I have around the house
Frame the new diploma
Weed through some of my old books and sell
Digitize cds
Work on my Halloween costume

Monday, October 3, 2011

30 day money diet challenge.

Throughout college I worked, normally full-time jobs. This mean that as my friends struggled to pay bills, I was just fine. However, in all of that time, I have never had to budget or really live without. Boo hoo. I know that I am very susceptible to the impulse buy. So I decided to go on a 30 day money diet.

The rules I have set for myself are pretty simple.
1. No dining out.
2. No purchases that are not food.
3. No fast food or coffee from coffee bars or drinks at bars.

I have allotted a small amount for trivia night (two beers) once a week, and my Halloween costume (most of which I believe I have already). The purpose is to use the stuff I already own and be more creative.

It's only been three days and it's fine, however there have been a number of weird items that I have wanted to purchase. I have no idea why some of these were tempting me, but here is the short list so far;
1. A swim cap
2. goggles
3. This map I found on ebay. 
4. This thing
5. This shirt (to be fair, I own this in a different color and I am right to want another, so soft)