I have a secret to share. In May I spent $2780 (cringe). But, this month I only spent $279. What? How? That’s a huge $2000 difference. It does not include rent/mortgage or home related bills.
My Budget Review
Each month I was seeing very unnecessary items in my list of purchases. I bought a lot of clothes, a lot of beauty products and a whole lotta food. They never brought me lasting happiness. I thought spending money and then spending nothing was a cycle I’d be in forever. Until I had a light bulb moment.
YES. REWARD. EUROPE.
I had a trip around Europe planned already. Yet, I didn’t use it to my advantage by calling it my main motivator. It gave me the best reason to save money.
“I feel like a coffee,” I’d say
“Buy one,” my friend would say
“I’d rather have a coffee in Europe,” I’d reply
You best bet that I’m going to be a cheapskate for the next 10 months. Helloooo, I’m preparing for the lush life. I am going to live it up in Europe.
Until then, I will continue to be the face of frugality.
So go ahead. Create a reward. Make it big enough that you can’t buy it out on a whim. A house, a car or a holiday are great examples. Create your reward with your values in mind and remind yourself each day of what you’re saving for.Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. Janice Trachtman. Click To Tweet
Make time for your future. See the worth in budgeting. Prioritise your values and desires.
Over to you. What’s your best tip for stopping impulse buys? Have any questions? Let’s chat below.