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Getting my Frugalness back - I lost it again

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by , 09-08-2014 at 11:12 AM (5570 Views)
I have no good excuses for my unnecessary spending this summer. DH and I seem to rationalize our poor spending choices with overtime pay I earn or extra respite hours with homecare clients we pick up. I have nothing tangible to show for the unnecessary spending and we could have put that extra money towards the emergency fund and debt repayment. Most of the wasted spending has been during our summer travels. Eating out, junk food and soda, gasoline, entertainment costs. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed my summer taking road trips throughout Wisconsin on my days off, but I should have done it frugally. Somewhere along the way I lost it. I'm going to find it once again and develop better habits. I won't give up travelling as it helps me spiritually, mentally and physically being outdoors. Also my new hobby and passion is photograpy of the beauty in nature. I will however pack my Frugal (picnic lunches,snacks,water bottles, map out the route to avoid wasting gas etc) next time and try not to lose it again!

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  1. cspp04's Avatar
    I understand your struggle completely! I find I'm more frugal during the winter months, when hydro bills go up and grocery prices are high. Summer months have more temptations, especially since there is so much more to do (for those of us who don't ski). I'm on and off the frugal wagon, myself. But staying aware is a good thing I also realized recently that my spending has been over the top, and so find myself back on the frugal village site looking for inspiration. Good thing we have this forum to help us stay focused
  2. KimB's Avatar
    Yes, staying focused is the key for us, and you are absolutely right, this frugal forum helps me as well. When I am living more frugally so does my husband which usually doubles our savings!