Wow… let’s just say that week two did NOT go as smoothly as week one. There was some good and some bad news, and I’ll share both with you.
Let’s start with the good: I really didn’t fall into any big amounts of temptation. I bought the boy a pair of jeans (yes, another… he’s destroyed about $450 retail worth of denim recently, and I scored a great deal on some Loomstate jeans for him) for Valentine’s Day, but that’s pretty much it. I was a good girl.
Bad news? Well, I haven’t been a good girl for about a year now, and it’s starting to catch up with me. Namely, my student loans. I’m taking 100% of the blame for this one, but man… this bites. I don’t want to give you too many of my financial details (I love you guys, but there are some things a girl’s got to keep private!), but let’s just say there’s more money going out than there is coming in.
Oh, and I have to find $1,000 by the 26th. No big deal.
But, as for the whole “no-shopping” part, it just got a WHOLE lot easier, since I have no money to spend anyways.
I would like a little advice for those of you who have been here (or, some form of here… I’m not sure everyone in the world is like $40k in debt, and I hope, for their sakes, that’s not the case): how did you stay sane? I know I have to totally change my lifestyle, but do you have any tips or tricks that helped you stay motivated? I’ve been listening to Dave Ramsey a lot, and leaving little notes for myself (yeah, like I could forget how much debt I’m in!), but I’d love a little advice from an outsider.
Stay tuned for next week, where I hopefully don’t find any bonus debt!
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