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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Old Habits Die Hard

What the hell am I thinking about, over the last couple of days I have been spending like a mad Woman, coffees out, lunches out, a new book, extra groceries and then this morning I found myself standing in front of a $300.00 saucepan trying to justify buying it for myslf. Do I need it? NO, do I want it? not now that I am home and typing out this tale but for the 10 minutes that I stood in that store, YES YES YES I wanted it.

What was that all about ? Am I feeling deprived because I,m budgeting, if the answer is yes, then so far I,ve learned nothing. If it is because I now have the money in the bank to buy it without going into debt for it, then why am I getting my finances in order, is it simply so I can buy expensive things for myself as and when I see them ? This is not the reason for trying to get my self organised it was supposed to be getting secure as I head towards my retirement. Which is getting nearer and nearer. So obviously I,m not in the mindset yet and I,m not sure of how to get there.


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  2. Maureen!
    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog...It's so nice to meet new people..and it appears we have some things in common...For one, we both have daughters getting married. I'm stressed, are you?
    I'll enjoy reading all about your financial adventures! Your currency is so colorful! :)!

  3. P.S. I have many days like the one you just had! At least you recognized it before you made the pan purchase!

  4. Hi Maureen
    I still have moments like this every week, but I walk away, just like you does get easier :-)

    That first comment is spam^

  5. I realised the first comment was spam but I,m not sure how to deal with it.

  6. Hi Maureen
    Looks like you deleted it :-)

    I'm getting a spam comment nearly everyday, it's so annoying that I've now taken anon comments off! I also have my comments set up so that anyone trying to comment on older posts has to get approved first.

  7. I think it's normal to have set backs every now, unfortunately. I've had many over the past two years but still focus on what I want after feeling guilty for having a set back :/

    I delete spam :)


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