Need vs. Want

Is it a need or a want; this is a question I now ask myself almost every item I pick up an item in a store. It seems like a simple question, but the human mind can be tricky dickey, especially if you REALLY want something badly. How does one actually determine a need from …

Shopping Ban Update – Week 3

“Shame… Shame… Shame…”, bet lots of you can guess where I am going with this and holy canolli were the last two episodes of Game of Thrones epic or what?!?  Back to reality, I have good news and not so great news.  Firstly, I am proud to say I paid off my Visa entirely (happy …

Shopping Ban Update – The First Week 

I am only a week in and so far it has been fairly easy, but it is still very early on.   Part of the reason why I am giving an update today is because it was my intention to brown bag my lunch daily at work to help save money.   Today I failed …

The Shopping Ban List

I’ve come to the realization it doesn’t matter how much money you make, but it is all about how you spend it. One cardinal rule should be to live within your means, but also have a buffer of funds set aside for emergencies, or for a vacation which comes up or whatever.  What I have …

Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

I love champagne, I love Louis Vuitton and all things Chanel. Above all things I love to travel and Europe is my favorite destination to hit. The last time I was in Europe was when I explored the UK which included England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with my best friend & greatest travel companion Jenn. …