Spending Freeze Week 6: 5 Tips to Empower You to Stop Emotionally Spending

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stop emotional spendingHere we are another week. We are not spending any money on anything extra. Sometimes that is hard to justify.

We were all bundled up in the Ford Escape. I hopped in the driver’s seat while the girls were all strapped into their car seats. ‘Mommy, my 5 -year old says, “Can you grab my other Crocs these ones are too itchy.”

I sigh. Sure. This is my third time in the house. Forgot coupon binder. Forgot Teddy. Now Forgot Crocs.

I get back into the car and immediately my face turns to disgust. “Who farted?” I ask.

“Not Me.”

“Not Me.”  Something wreaks in here.

I get to the end of our driveway and again I tell the girls. ‘This car smells horrible.”

Riley says “Mommy, it’s my feet.” I reach back touch her toes and smell my hand. Yes I am that gross. It is her feet.

I tell her we are buying her socks today. Those things need to sweat into something.

That I can justify. The kid has one pair of socks and it has worked because she HATES wearing them. But that smell. It can’t go on.

When you are on a spending freeze you are thinking about every purchase. You are questioning everything you buy and all that crosses your mind to buy.

This week I struggled with Date Night. I wanted to spend based on my feelings.

If you missed the first three posts on this series you can check them out here. Week 1Week 2Week 3. Week 4.  Week 5.

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