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- February 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm #256018Guest
I just recently became a stay at home mom again so I can be home with my children. I just gave up my Satelight TV since all my shows are on the regular channels anyways, I make my coffee before I run out the door when I go out. I do miss the shopping just because. I sometimes did not get anything BUT the thought was nice. I am trying to be able to get things under control monmey wise. SO I am up for suggestions also.
Suzanne Fesmire Gibbons
wrote: I’ve been thinking alot about need vs. want as my
budget has gotten tighter and tighter. I’m in graduate
school full-time, am doing an intense internship this
semester, and am a single mother to a toddler. I have
cut back almost entirely on things that used to give
me pleasure, due to both time and money constraints.
And what I’m finding is that I start to feel like I
have nothing to look forward to.I used to do rubber-stamping, and would get
ridiculously excited about buying a new $8 stamp and
thinking of creative ways to use it. I love hot
chocolate and used to occasionally treat myself to it
at Dunkin Donuts. And when I bought thank you notes,
if the design I really liked was a couple dollars
more, I just got it. Occasionally there would be a
nice, soft sweater at Marshalls or TJ Maxx for $25
that I couldn’t resist. For the most part, my
were quite small. But, unless I want to go
into debt for them, they’re too big now. It’s just
kind of depressing.
Maybe we should start a thread suggesting cheaper
substitutes for the indulgences we enjoy. Sometimes
the cheaper version feels just that – cheap. And
sometimes doing things the frugal way takes time that
we don’t have. But I would still like to hear what
others have to say…maybe there are some tricks that
I don’t know!
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