Monday, 19 March 2018

Stuff I Will Spend On

I am known as a tightwad, and don't mind that a bit. There are a few things I am still prepared to spend money on, though not a lot. I don't like spending some money on certain things, but sometimes I have to, because sometimes, it's the right thing to do.

So what will this woman (who's tighter than a camel's arse in a sandstorm) buy?

1. Food, toilet paper, soap and washing powder
2. Must-pay bills
3. Netflix (cheaper than a trip to the movies. In fact one trip to the movies for a family of four is equivalent to six months of varied film/TV viewing of Netflix)
4. Petrol
5. Any worn out and necessity driven item of clothing...though we are very, very minimalist on purchases these days
6. Things like Drs visits, though I don't believe in doctors for most things and it has to take something big for us to need to go. I don't muck around if it's our son, but he's only been once in the last two years and mostly, we just drink water, keep our fluids up and rest. I say this jokingly, but usually that's what most Drs tell us to do and I'd rather not pay $76 for them to tell me this
7. Garden necessities. Though mostly these are few and far between, though the new hose was non-negotiable and also useful for when we need to power wash things.
8. The occasional, unable-to-get-out-of-meal. But believe me, I don't often say yes to eating out...this month, well, it just so happens that there are two occasions...but that's not a normal occurrence.

Um...I can't think of anything else. Um....nope, I really can't....My eyes are so focused on the prize of semi-retirement, small-house living, that I simply find it too painful to spend. Each fortnight, the prize moves closer, and that's enough for me to keep myself on pointe!


  1. What a great blog, I know you comment on mine, I didn't realise you had a blog. I am now a follower. x

  2. Yes, to all of these for us (except petrol/gasoline, since we have electric cars and are able charge them for free). I wish I was able to be tighter though, I am working on it though. We'll have our house paid for in three years, so now that goal is in sight, it's getting easier to resist temptations.

  3. Keeping your eye on the prize is vital to get there! Good for you. It's amazing how with practice these things become second nature.

    1. Yes, I am only sorry it took so long for me to work it out.

  4. Better that you figured this out now and not in 5 or 10 years!
    ~ skye


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