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Frugal Friday: Just Say No

Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 31, 2012 @ 1:11 am In Frugal Friday | 20 Comments

Saying no to good things can be hard. But, it they aren’t essential things, saying no can be a great way to save money.

Last weekend I took my girls shopping. It was the littlest FishChick’s birthday and our GIRL tradition is to buy a new dress on birthdays. I claim this as my right after birthing four boys and stepping on countless Legos.

FishChick4 chose a very cute, pink tulle ballerina-type dress and proceeded to wear it all weekend.

While we were browsing Old Navy, all kinds of cute things caught my eye. Nothing was extravagantly priced. But, I knew that if I started down the path of “just a few pieces,” my bill would add up.

  • Did I have the money? Yes.
  • Were they good deals? Yes.
  • Were they attractive? Yes.
  • Did I need something new? Not really.

Oh, I tried justification mode. My old black hoodie is pretty faded. And I can’t find it anyway.

But, I withstood the peer pressure. I just said, “No.” I kept the $12 in my pocket. I walked right out, with only a pink tulle dress in my bag.

And you know what? I found my hoodie as soon as I got home. And I’m okay with that.

Small ways to save are like drops in a bucket. Eventually, they fill up the bucket.

Today’s Frugal Friday!

Time to swap ideas and inspiration for saving money.

How do YOU save money?

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