Can you go one day without spending retail dollars?

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    I am finding it more and more difficult. Maybe it is self-discipine, or maybe just the new world.

    Excluding using lights and such in your home or the gas already in your car. Can you go one day without opening your wallet?

    Understandably it is almost formal summer and so daily purchases of fruits and vegetables become more the norm - but outside of that - am I the only one?
     
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    I am able to go 2-3 weeks without retail expenditures, minimum. And the last couple of years, I have been making a strong habit of doing just that as much as possible.
     
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    Hayell yeah. I don't go anywhere to buy anything anyway. And if I am in the mood to shop, I do it on ebay.
     
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    A better question is....what/when was the last thing you bought? :lol:
     
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    Oh hell yes.
     
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    Retail dollars? Without question. Just shop smarter.
     
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    ok oh frugal ones! i didn't mean i was shopping for shoes, tires or hair gel. :razz:

    maybe better stated is - everyday i need milk, or batteries (no dirty minds!) or a light bulb or dish soap, stamps, plant food, .... these are all retail items. :tongue:

    ETA: really, not a coffee, bottle of water, movie rental, soda pop? nothing?
     
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    Easily, but I have extenuating circumstances that help in this regard. See, I have social anxiety disorder, coupled with chronic depression. It's not uncommon for me to have days when I literally can't bear the idea of seeing or talking to anyone outside of my immediate family. I keep two-three days worth of food in the house, aside from the staples one always has on hand, as a rule, so that there's not a problem if I wake up to one of those days.

    It's pretty hard to spend money if you don't leave the house, especially if you reserve online purchases for special occasions like I do.
     
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    Easily, yea.
     
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    Not spending is saving. I remind my sister of this constantly. She can't understand why she and her family never get ahead on finances.

    On a work day- yeah I can take my lunch, but the weekends are for frivolous lollygagging. :thup:
     

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