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!



7 comments:

  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

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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