I gave in and bought myself a treat while I was at the grocery store. It’s hard not to. It was cookie dough that was on sale for $2 at No Frills. I know I don’t need it, but I understand what my friend Sarah was saying when she said you get so frustrated and overwhelmed with not being able to spend money, that you just want a little treat to make yourself feel better. And it actually does make me feel better.
I think sometimes you’re allowed to reward yourself with something little every couple of weeks to keep you going. It just can’t be something really expensive that you’ll be paying off later, and you have to have saved a little money for it. Even something as simple as $2 cookie dough can keep you going on the right path, so you don’t go crazy, completely give up on your budget and then get yourself in worse trouble then you are in. I made a couple of cookies yesterday, shared with my brother, and am making a couple today. Yum!
Remember my favourite couponing lady Mrs. January that I interviewed during extreme couponing month? She just released a coupon database for her website. As couponing is a great way to be frugal, especially on a tight budget, this relates to life at the povtery line. The database is great. You can search the coupons, scroll through them, sort by using printable coupons or not.
I spent today getting back into the extreme couponing thing a little more and am having some really valuable coupons mailed to me. I also forgot how much MrsJanuary.com has money saving tips.
I picked up an extra shift at work tonight to make some extra money, so this will be a short post. Happy Robbie Burns Day everyone!