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The Budget Breaker

I am generally good about saving money, budgeting and preventing myself from going to the mall. But there is one thing I did not factor in: online shopping.

And I definitely have a problem with it. Not a max out all your credit cards problem. But because the item isn’t tangible until it arrives (plus, who doesn’t love to receive mail?!), I never feel like I’m spending money until I see my bank statement. So I’m going to try something: no online shopping for 30 days (we’re on day 2 of 30 – woo!). And even then, the necessities will be carefully weighed.

How am I going to do it? I unsubscribed from shopping sites like Rue La La, Gilt, ModCloth and Amazon. I purchased a wallet (so I don’t have a reason to check those daily deal sites every day for the perfect one and then buy other things). I don’t need to buy anything for my wedding right now, and if I do, it will be there at the end of this.

It’s time to SAVE. And by publicizing this, I am hoping I’ll feel more motivated to stick to it.