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My not so smart moves

September 23rd, 2009 at 04:20 am

So, back when I found Dave Ramsey's book (about a month or so ago), I also included my best friends in on it. One friend who is a millionaire already & she has been my best friend since we were 11... her job was to help keep me & my other friend accountable.

She & my other friend knows every detail of my finances and it hasn't affected our friendship. But she's probably the only person who KNOWS me that I can do this with.

I bought a Kindle 2 yesterday. I had wanted one for quite awhile (although awhile in my terms means 1 year). Bad part about Amazon remembering credit card numbers on there, it makes it so easy to spend $$$ there.

My reasons were mainly because I read A LOT, and I like to keep my books... but I just don't have the space to keep up a large library.

So I bought it off my debit card.

BUT when you factor in that I'm planning on about $5K in additional expenses because of the Hawaii trip next month to see my Dad, even though its on my debit card - still doesn't mean I did well just cause I bought it off my debit card.

DH called me too from South America today & I told him. I had made the purchase before I went to class and in class thought about canceling it, but by the time class was done and I checked on the order - it said it was already getting ready to ship.

Anyhow, I think having to confess my purchases and bad moves every time I make one - sort of keeps me in check. I feel like I'm making more bad moves nowadays and I think deep down even though I'm starting to feel more "okay" about whats going on with my Dad... I'm probably still struggling with it.

Key is now that I need to recognize this & next time I want to use that debit card, I need to remember that now is not the right time for me to buy anything because even though consciously I'm becoming more accepting of what's happening, subconsciously I may not have addressed all of my feelings.

3 Responses to “My not so smart moves”

  1. mrs. Says:

    I wouldn't be so hard on yourself. We all have blips in the road, and right now you are facing some tough things. Learn from this, and move on.

  2. ralph Says:

    Hey, it's a fairly small thing, so as long as you don't make a habit of it, don't worry about it. Concentrate on the big stuff. You deserve a small treat every now and then.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Having cleaned out 18 running feet of bookshelf space yesterday (3 more to go) I understand the space motivation! As busy as your are at this point in your life, though, it's surprising that you can fit in any leisure reading. More power to ya!

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