I have decided not to buy anything I do not absolutely, on pain of death, need for at least one month, preferably (that is if I don’t keel over) for two or three months.
Why, you ask, would you make such a resolution?
I have come to the realization that money really has no real significance for me. Now, I’m not saying that I am a wonton spender or that I am clueless as to the fact that some people scrimp and save.
Money just has never been an issue.
Sure, I shop at Wal-Mart, and buy generic (with the exception of toilet paper and parmesan cheese) but at the same time, if I see something and suddenly decide that I want it (not even must have, or would really, really like, just want) I buy it. No added thought necessary. I once made the mistake of publicly referring to cash as free money, as it had already been removed from the bank and thus accounted for, and saying that, as such, it was free to be spent on anything, no matter how frivolous.
Got some dirty looks for that little slip.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I want to think; to see just what I won’t end up with (if that’s even possible).
So here is my New Year’s (or more appropriately Jan-Feb) resolution: I SHALL be frugal.
Mai: Can’t you resolve to do something that won’t destroy the economy of the greater Houston area?
Mai: Hehehe. No, really. I'll stop laughing soon. I promise. Hehehehehe. Snowball's chance... Hehehehe.
Support, people, I want support.
I’m zeroing out my credit card accounts as of today’s postings and locking my loose cash in the safe, so as to better judge my success or lack thereof.
Wish me luck.