(Closed) What’s your biggest spending weakness?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you overspend?
    a little at a time--which adds up to a lot! : (34 votes)
    79 %
    I'm a splurge girl...I see those manolo's and I just gotta have 'em : (5 votes)
    12 %
    I'm a good girl, I never overspend! : (3 votes)
    7 %
    other (and I'll talk about it in the comments) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I never spend huge amounts at a time, I’d say my most expensive shoes ever are less than $50. But I have fifty thousand little things that I’ve bought for no reason that kill my budget every time. Books are the worst. They’re only $5, right? Of course, I read a book every 2 days or so, so it kinda adds up. Oops. And food. Working in a mall, it’s SO easy to just hit the pretzel shop every so often, or the candy store across the hall, or the dippin-dots machine *right* outside our store. It’s terrible I tell ya!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    Target is definitely my vice – I go there to get laundry detergent & leave 2 hours later with $100 worth of "stuff" I suddenly "needed"….other than that a high-priced purse every once in a while 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @liz.smith books were mine but once I got engaged I got a library card and have not bought a book since.  Actually this week we are having a little book swap party with food and wine so we can pass along our favorites.

    Post # 7
    Member
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    lattelove – oohhhh I love Target too. My husband does not understand how I can easily spend 100-200 dollars there.

    I like expensive shoes but I tend to damage my shoes fairly fast so I don’t like to spend over $75 on shoes. However, my weakness is in handbags. To stop myself from shopping too much, I made up a rule that I can only buy one bag a year. Doesn’t matter if it is a $20 bag from Target or $700 bag from expensive labels. After I made this rule, I’ve been a lot better (at least think before I buy) with buying handbags.

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It is humanly impossible to leave target without spending at least $80.  I try every time.  Impossible!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Erindesmar – I agree! I think they pump something into the air in the stores LOL…when I lived in the Midwest & in the South we had SuperTargets…even WORSE because well I would go to grocery shop & then wind up in the home decor section going hmmmm….these "miscellaneous Target goodies" would look fabulous in my bedroom/bathroom/kitchen….you get the idea 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Clearance racks! A little goes a long way…and adds up in the end.

    Post # 11
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    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I am pretty good these days.  BUT I used to be terrible.  I never went on major spending sprees but the little stuff added up.  Am still paying off my credit card b/c of it!!

    Post # 12
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    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I found that I was constantly buying dresses- for the shower, the rehearsal dinner, the after party, the day after brunch, etc.

    It didn’t help that in 2008 I attended 7 weddings before my own!  So I wanted a couple of dresses to wear to those and then new ones for my own events.

    Post # 13
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    5823 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Walmart.

    Yep.  Walmart.

    I have a two arm rule in Walmart.  I can only buy as much as I can carry.  No baskets, no carts.  Otherwise I spend a fortune!!

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