Becoming Frugal

So one of my New Year’s resolutions was to be more frugal and money- conscious.  After work I would often go to an import store to pick up a few things like a bottle of wine or some bagels, and then stop by the dollar store and pick up a few things . I think that this sort of minor shopping was my way of decompressing after work, but now I realize that buying all of those little things really added up. I was always over my budget at the end of the month.

Currently, I am trying hard not to buy anything unless I absolutely need it. I have been getting home a lot earlier and have a bit more cash in my pocket. It’s been pretty nice and I’m looking forward to the extra money I’ll have for the wedding.

It has been hard though. I must admit that I am a sucker for sales. I had to unsubscribe from the Gap Online newsletter because I bought something from them whenever there was a sale- which was every week.I often bought things just because they are on sale.

This was 40% off!

This was 40% off!

For example 40% off is a great deal, but I don’t think I really need this dress. I wear track pants to work everyday and I’m mostly home on the weekends trying to save money for the wedding- though I am hoping I make an amazing new friend who has fancy dinner parties at their house so I can wear my new dresses.

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