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I have mentioned before that we were trying to work on our budget since hubby is now a full time student and does not work.  We are continuing to use Mint to help see where we spend too much and where we have wiggle room.  It has helped out tremendously!  
I was so proud at the end of May when my our clothing section remained at $0.  This is a huge step for me and helped me prove to myself that I really do have self control when it comes to buying clothing items (which includes shoes, purses, accessories, etc.).  It has also forced me to really use the items in my closet and get creative.  
Every time I have been tempted to purchase something, I ask myself "do I need this?" And usually the answer is no.  So after a few moments of sadness, I move on and forget about what ever the item was.  I am not going to say that it is always easy, trust me, I have struggled at times.
So with all that being said, today I made my first online clothing purchase in a loooong time.  I bought a pair of Steve Madden sandals from DSW.  They were priced at $29.95 and I had a $15 off code, so after tax and shipping my total came to $25.02.  Not too bad, huh?  Hubby and I both agreed that I deserved a summer purchase :)

5 comments:

Bug and Bird said...

I love Steven Madden. I purchased a pair of Steven Madden boat shoes from DSW in December and they started falling apart after a few wears,very unlike their shoes. I sent pictures to their customer service along with proof of purchase and they sent me a no charge replacement pair!

Kinsey Michaels said...

Mint is such a great site. I remember the first time I plugged all my info into it, I was horrified to discover I had been spending over $300/month at restaurants and bars! I have since toned that number waaaay down ;)

yay for your summer purchase!

B.Inspired said...

You did great with a $0 clothing budget and treated yourself to just 1 pair of shoes! Good luck to your husband as he is in school...it's hard to go back! I would know as I just completed my mba, while working full time! Cheers! www.bravoerunway.com

GretchTM said...

My boyfriend uses Mint and he loves it!! Congrats on not spending money on clothes. :)

adele said...

I'm definitely going to check this site out. I gave up my well paid job in Feb to blog full time (best decision I ever made!!!), so this could come in handy xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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