Dollar Store First...

So I tried really hard to not spend any money throughout the month of September.

Honestly, I did a pretty good job. Constantly paying attention to how much your spending really makes you think "Do I really need this?" Most of the time the answer is "no" and your problem is gone.

Unfortunately, I ended up having a surprise trip to Salt Lake which definitely hurt my final total becuase I didn't work for several days. This means that I wasn't bringing in quite as much money.
Although this month of not spending any money didn't go quite as I planned, I did learn from it. I found out that it's actually quite easy to just not swipe the debit card for the things I want. Yesterday, I had to go to the store to buy things like tissues and deodorant.
I made a list and compared prices. When I thought something was too expensive I didn't buy it.
As it turns out, I should have gone to the dollar store first. I found several things there that were the same brands for, well, a dollar when they were more expensive at Target.
Next time, dollar store first!
Go Check out Ashley's Blog to see how she did this No Spending month!

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Kelly @ [Big Apple, Little Bites] said...

I love the dollar store. There are definitely some things you have to be careful with (I find hangers tend to break after like a week...and hair clips), but a lot of stuff works great! I get a lot of holiday decorations from there too.

oomph. said...
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oomph. said...

gotta love those dollar stores, or 99 cents stores we have here...although many 99 cents items add up!


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