I am a recovering shopaholic. Some people drown their sorrows in food. Some people drown their sorrows in wine and other booze. Me? I used to drown my sorrows in new clothes. So now I’m drowning in debt. Not a good place to be, let me tell ya.
Sometimes, I backslide. I buy things I don’t really need. Then I feel bad because I added to the debt and spending. It’s a viscious cycle. I recently came across a neat way to try to distinguish needs from wants on another blog – how many hours will you have to work to pay for it? Kinda puts things into a new perspective, eh?
The new laptop I want, but don’t really need = 2 weeks of work! 2 WEEKS!!!
I think I will be waiting on the laptop.
However, you often hear that it is the little things that screw up your saving. So, I wonder what a good way would be to stop that type of spending. A cup of coffee at Starbucks isn’t even a hour’s worth of work. Doesn’t seem like a big deal. But done once a day, it adds up to a hella big deal.
This is my blog on saving up those Starbucks coffee costs to pay down this mountain of debt.