I like my money right where I can see it - hanging in my closet. ~ Sex and the City

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have officially succeeded in my third week. With help from my darling friend X (not wanting to be known by anything but X) I have officially paid off my entire Visa bill. Along with this I have also paid off all but $150.00 that I have owed my parents and any monthly bills: phone, gym etc.

Along side all this success was my lack of spending this week; nothing but groceries and a Valentines gift for Matthew. I was VERY tempted to purchase a whole new outfit for an event that I am attending on the 20th, aside from the fact that I already have an outfit, (and purchased new shoes for that outfit if you look back to week 1) and I resisted! Hardly, but I did with the help of Lauren and Matthew.

I have come to the conclusion that I have to get another job away from the mall. It is very hard for me to be there four times a week and not spend a dime; I have done it but it was very challenging. Overall I am ecstatic with my progress this week and can't wait to see what happens next week.

1 comment:

  1. Amanda, well done! It seems that this "friend X" of yours is quite the helpful elf. Hahah! Glad to hear that you paid off some debt. Isn't it a wonderful feeling? I just recently got my income tax refund, and successfully spent cloe to $600 of it. I had initially planned on putting it towards my Visa, but getting fabulous outfits made me feel much more better. It is a challenge, but I find that the best way to save, is to simply NOT go to the mall. And yes, it is especially hard when you WORK at a mall, but just try to not make time for "looking" around. Now, I try to only go when I can "afford" it.