Monday, 2 April 2012

Fiscal Year

I've decided that if businesses/government do it, so will I. Operate on a fiscal year, that is. Why? Well, why not?

As I've been attempting to curb my shopping since the onset of this blog, and failing miserably, I've finally decided to call myself out on this endeavor... Attempt? What is that anway? Pffftt...As the great Yoda said, "Do or do not, there is no try" HAH! (I know, nerd!)

Having said that, the new plan is to go on a fiscal calendar, rather than a yearly calendar, as I start to seriously work on this goal. I figure, to start on Jan01 is too far ahead, who knows how much more damage I can do by that time, or too far gone if we're talking 2012. Plus, with the retail cycles getting shorter and shorter, January appears to have become a good month for awesome deals, *sigh* hence not a good month to start my endeavor, *more sigh*

In the beginning of this blog, I think the longest I've gone without shopping is 1-1/2 to 2 months, after which my shopping brain went on overdrive for feeling deprived those 1-1/2 to 2 months, and it hasn't stopped since eeeek (I think). And considering my purchase for the month of Jan, Feb, March this year, it got me thinking...

SO, moving forward, starting April 01, I'm putting myself on a budget. (What?!? No budget to work with all this time?!? What were you thinking?!?). I'm putting myself on a $100 budget a month, and that includes tax!! I realize, since I don't really thrift, nor do I even know how, to begin with, and considering how much tax we pay on retail goods, I know it's not gonna be much, which is the whole point!

I haven't quite decided yet if I should carry over any unused amount. (Hey, a girl can wish, no?). And this is as far as I've gone. I'm sure there are some more details that I need to hash out...

What does that this all mean then?

Well, for the month of April, I guess it means I've used up almost half of my budget. Yes, yes, I know, it's only the 2nd day of the month, but it's all good. I'm still feeling confident. For realz!

$18.00 (RW &Co)

(Inspired by this, which I first saw from this blog)

$20 (also from RW & Co, can you tell?:p)

(Inspired by this, which I've seen practically at every site, that I follow anyways)

TOTAL: $42.56, after taxes

I know, I know, all this blabbering... yadda-yadda-yadda...

But hey, I figure, slowly, slowly... Next goal will be? To stop reading all those blogs that I follow to not get anymore ideas! HAH, kidding! As if!... Why,  not shop entirely, of course!


  1. Good luck! As Rob Schneider once said, "You can do it!":)

  2. I love these! I've definitely been trying to curb my shopping addiction lately, I'm sure you'll come in under budget!

    xo Gillie

  3. That's the plan!:p Thanks, Gillie!


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