Some of you may remember that back on January 31st I did a post and imposed a "No Spend February" on myself. The reason for this was to curb my impulse spending for a month and to see how I did.
My biggest weaknesses are magazines, books and music or apps from I-Tunes.
I kept a running list for the month and this is what I didn't buy that I normally would have bought and not thought twice about it. I rounded off to the nearest dollar.
18 I Tunes songs $ 23.00
1 Garrett Popcorn 6.00
6 I Tunes Apps 8.00
2 Magazines 7.00
2 CD's 26.00
4 hard cover books 60.00
Total $ 130.00
Ok, it wasn't an earth shattering amount of money, but it did teach me an important lesson in self control. I didn't write down the names of many of the songs I would have purchased on I Tunes, and since I can't now remember what they were, then how badly did I really need them in the first place?
I went to the library and took out all 4 of the books I wanted to buy. Of the 4, I ended up buying one today for my Kindle and I will most likely buy one of the other ones because it's a crocheting book that I really liked and will use a great deal. The other ones I was glad I didn't purchase.
The magazines I still haven't read, but I am hoping to get them from the library at some point. My mom is keeping her eye open for them when she's there as well.
I'l also wait and see if the CD's turn up at the library or a garage sale.
As for the Garrett's popcorn.... Well, that's the one thing I really wish I did splurge on. I usually buy a bag of that at the Metra Station when I'm in Chicago and that's the only time I ever buy it, so next time I'm in Chicago, I will probably get a bag.... A big bag.... Maybe a tin! It's really good popcorn!