So last week, I went into Dresses for Less. I had absolutely no business going there, but there I was nonetheless. Outside of thrift stores, that is my spot for finding cute, new dresses at next to nothing.
Well, within a few minutes I had about 8 dresses in my hand and justified the purchases by saying, “I’m growing the Frugal Feminista and I am visualizing myself bringing in new speaking engagements and these purchases will help me attract new speaking engagements. This is an investment.” Bullshit.
Long story short, I heard my husband’s voice say, “Girl, get out of the damn store. We saving for a down payment.” On that note, I left all of the dresses there and walked out (surprisingly) with all of my money and dignity.
I know you can relate to the constant war of wants vs. needs when it comes to shopping which is often predicated on the oxymoron “ a closet of clothes but nothing to wear.”
If you find yourself having this issue, here are a few tips to refocus your finances and your nervous energy.
If you find yourself succumbing to your impulse buys, then you may need to get refocused and get your money mindset in check. Investing in my 32 Questions to Move Your Money Mindset from Flawed to Flawless may be what you need, for sure. Click here to find out if it’s for you.
If you’re waiting for a sign that it’s time to make a change, consider this it. Money Therapy may be just what you need to break through your financial blocks and release your money guilt and shame.