The First Step is Admitting You Have a Problem.

I love spending money that I don’t have.


Isn’t that a horrible thing to say? Believe me, I’ll be the first to admit that I am a shopoholic.


I’m a shopoholic.


That sounds so pretentious. Yuck.


But, it’s true. I literally get a rush from scoring a great deal. Even when it’s on something I don’t even want. It’s one of those inner demons I’m fighting all day, everyday. I suppose that’s one reason why I shouldn’t be working in retail. As a pricing specialist, nonetheless.


Oops.


I guess it comes down to one thing we all struggle with: self control.


I really do believe that spending too much is just a bad habit. It’s a bad habit I am determined to quit. So starting right this minute, I have decided to become more frugal.


Frugal. What does that word mean to you? To me, it means being more conscious of where your money is really going and in turn, fixing the leaks in your wallet.


Whether they are being caused by buying junk just because it’s on sale, forgetting to turn the lights off and running up your energy bill, or buying the brand name items at the grocery store (even though the generic tastes exactly the same at half the cost.)

I’m honestly using this blog as a way to keep my self in check. Before I decide to do something I’ll think “Do I want to post about this?” “Will this help anyone let alone myself?” If the answer is no, I won’t do it.

Or at least I’ll try very hard not to.

We’ve got this guys. Grab your coffee and let’s get to it!

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