“When I’m not ‘allowed’ to spend money, I’m a lot more creative!”

Submitted by “Don’t Go Over in October” participant Leah P.

Here’s something I’ve learned this past week in regards to money: When I’m not allowed to spend it, I’m a lot more creative.

For example, a really good friend was broken up with this week. Normally, I would have taken her out for drinks or made a “Breakup Basket” with stuff to keep her busy or make her feel better–wine, nail polish, my favorite breakup book, “It’s Called a Breakup Because it’s Broken,” etc… Instead, I went over there and we watched dumb, non-romantic comedies, made headbands with materials I already had at my house, and made mixed drinks with vodka I already had in my liquor cabinet. She felt a lot better and I didn’t spend any money…although, I did end up buying the book for her the next day anyway.

I guess if I’ve learned anything, at least in the first week, it’s that there are always alternatives to spending money if you just put a little thought into it.

But then………yesterday I bought a bra and underwear set at H&M, that I didn’t need, just because it was only $15, and I couldn’t pass up that DEAL!!

That’s how I know I’m not quite there yet.

Ms. Career Girl

Ms. Career Girl was started in 2008 to help ambitious young professional women figure out who they are, what they want and how to get it.

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