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
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)