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Things I Won't Buy (and Things I Buy that Some People Don't)

August 31st, 2013 at 08:49 am

My won't buy list:
- manicures, pedicures or anything like that
- haircut over $15
- hair dye (no need for this yet anyway, thankfully)
- cleaning person
- almost all processed food (some canned items)
- fast food (except sonic slushies during their happy hour special - two for $2 - once in a while)
- expensive cars (I love my Nissan Versa!)
- clothes shopping (only go out to replace a specific worn-out item)
- birthday parties for F where you have to pay a fee (like at the children’s museum)- we have parties at home
- tons of lessons and activities for F
- massages
- gym/club membership
- store-bought gifts for adults in the family
- coffee I didn’t make at home (except maybe once a month - but I am weaning myself off of this)
- buying toys for F if it’s not Christmas or her birthday

But there are things that I plan into our budget that are definitely extras.
My will buy list:
- life insurance
- eating out once a week - lunch or dinner
- rolfing (otherwise I'm pretty sure I'd have to pay for back surgery instead)
- passports for more than one country
- piano lessons for F
- camp for F (I set a budget, and it allows me to work during the summer)
- summer pool membership (so F can be water safe)
- travel
- pets (and all of the costs that go with them)
- store-bought gifts for the kids in the family

5 Responses to “Things I Won't Buy (and Things I Buy that Some People Don't)”

  1. Jenn Says:

    I had to Google 'rolfing'!

  2. Buendia Says:

    Oh! I am so happy that rolfing exists! I fell on my head at age 5 and was rear-ended when I was 16 - had neck and upper back problems forever until I finally tried rolfing. Now I go every other month, and if I get a twinge in between it's gone in a day or two - it's like my back just settles itself back to normal with no input on my part. It's not cheap, but cheaper than days off of work! (I used to be home flat out, unable to turn my head at least a few times a year, and then I'd go see chiropractors or massage or physical therapy).

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Your list is definitely different than mine. It's always interesting and enlightening to see how people spend. Helps evaluate your own decisions, I think.

  4. Buendia Says:

    I would love to see your list!

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Very interesting...and fun to see what other people spend on and won't spend on Smile

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