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$$ weakness Q-
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 8:39am
Just thought I would post a question to try out the new board!

What is your one spending weakness????

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 8:44am
Definitely things for my DS - clothes (always sale/clearance or used but still way too many), toys, books, etc. Honestly, he would be happy with just his legos and blocks and going to the library 3x a week. I've been really good these last few months though. Of course warm weather is looming so he will need a sunprotection suit (red hair and fair skin and it's easier than applying sunscreen to a 2.5 yr old twice a day), a tricycle and some new sand toys.

Good question!

Angela

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 8:50am
Mine is FOOD. For some odd psychological reason, I feel this need to have a full freezer and a full pantry of food. Because of this I grocery shop a LOT more than I need to!

I have at least 2 weeks worth of food on hand at all times- the way that I think about it is "if it comes to a point where I have no $$, or my whole life is chaotic, at least we can eat!".

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 8:50am
One...I have so many! Eating out, but lately I have gotten so much better at one. Drinking beer when I am bowling - thankfully bowling season is almost over. Probably my biggest is gambling. I love to play the slots and play bingo, but with the nice weather lately I am spending more time fixing up the yard and as long as I am busy, I am not as tempted to drive down to the casinos.

Although next week, I am attending a conference and the hotel I am staying at is right across the street from a casino! Yikes! I'm hoping that I will be too busy to find time to gamble. But just to be on the safe side, I will only bring my work cc which cannot be used at a casino and only my savings account ATM, which has very little $$ in that account.

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:34am
Impulse items and books. I love collecting books, but I haven't even come close to reading all the books in my library.

Sharon

 

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:20am
My kid. I just love buying her clothes or things I think she needs. And of course anything she asks for. LOL Just about. We went to Disney on Ice and I spent $14 on a little stuffed animal which I could probably have got for $8 at the Disney store, but it was a special occassion. yada yada yada I am really good at going without for myself, but if its for her, I'm screwed. LOL

Tam

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 11:23am
My weakness is music and eating out. I eat out everytime I work, but I hate to make a lunch before work and I don't like to cook. Music, I love music and it's not just to listent to the radio. I need to but CD and a new CD player for my car, mine old one was dying and I go it for $28 after I mark it down at work, because someone opened it and returned it and with my discount. The problem with this is that I only had $10 is my checking account to start with. But I didn't charge it. I wrote the check and now I pray that check I wrote to pay my insurance wouldn't go through till Friday. Oh, I can't forget the concerts. The high off them will last my weeks.

Jenny


Edited 3/26/2003 12:26:14 PM ET by cowboy4me

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 3:51pm
Magazines, craft supplies, and stationery.....the little things that add up......
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 4:31pm
Mine is definitely going out to dinner! Although buying 'stuff' for the house is a close second. I am avoiding that one by not going shopping - especially at my 'problem stores' like TJMaxx and Marshalls and Target- well any place that sells 'stuff' like vases ect.

As for the eating out, I have been making so much food - early in the week like sunday- that we always have leftovers in the fridge so I wont be tempted to say 'I dont feel like cooking lets go out'. This also helps with lunches - I always have leftovers for lunches.

Meg

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 5:15pm
FOOD! I love to eat out and I am also prone to "impulse" buys at the grocery store...it's amazing how little things can add up!

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 5:51pm
My biggest money weakness is probably food. Although we've cut way back on going out to eat, there are still times that what's in the pantry does not a meal make, y'know? So then we go to the store and stand there asking each other, "So what do you want for dinner?" And end up buying lots of stuff, but not neccesarily dinner stuff. LOL- now if I actually MENU PLANNED, I might be better off. I may have to start thinking about doing that...

Lisa :)

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