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October 19th, 2006 at 11:50 pm

I've decided pretty much against buying the aforementioned "lust item" $600 handbag. Mainly because it is getting close to the holiday season and I would feel a lot of guilt and anguish knowing that, on top of the gift-spending, I blew a huge chunk of money on a totally non-essential item.

Anyway, my goal this year is to be one of those people who finish their Christmas shopping early...or at least start early enough so I can keep my eye out for some good, early online deals. At least then I'll have time to cmpare prices for things.

4 Responses to “It's beginning to feel a lot like....”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    For what it's worth, many people have a "toy fund" or "me-me fund". Whatever you decide to call it, Big Grin it's money for yourself to spend in any manner you want!

    I don't recommend that it'd be a big one, nor would I prioritize it above anything else on your line item budget. Bottom of the list is good. However, it's only human to want the "shiney-shiney", and there's no rule in some Tome of Frugality that says you can't have it....

    So long as it does not break the budget!

    Now, I admit I currently don't have one myself. However, when I do want something, I will start up a fund to save up for it. And when I finally have enough saved (without causing any harm to my normal budget of course), then I can buy it guilt-free!

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    BA - That's what I did on my new reading chair! Love it! No guilt.

    Ai ya! - so proud of you for deciding to hold off until other priorities got taken care of first. Good for you!

  3. pjmama Says:

    Good luck getting your xmas shopping done early! I'm trying to do the same... It's going alright thus far!

  4. snakeflake Says:

    Why would anyone spend 600$ on a purse??? I guess it is a female thing. I am cheap I guess but I have been wanting to buy a new TV, since my old 25" died I have been watching a 13" portable. I have the money but I want at least a 30 inch and I would like a flat panel so I am constantly watching the prices and sales. Maybe I will buy it for myself (and my wife) for christmas.

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