I think this recession has changed me.
After we moved to Mexico and before the madness ensued I’ll be honest – I was a bit of a spendthrift.
Then, a while back I went on a VERY strict dual-purpose, “If-you-don’t-need-it, don’t-buy-it” campaign. And it was AWESOME. It honestly left me feeling uber-empowered. Yes, I felt empowered when I used up the 15 half-full lotion bottles in my drawer-o-products in our bathroom. And, who doesn’t like to save money?
So now, a few months after my spending freeze has been lifted I’ve found that I’ve been… changed.
I don’t buy nearly as much random stuff as I used to.
I think through purchases a little more thoroughly.
I put items in my online shopping cart, but I wait a few days to see if I really need those things.
I’d rather have less stuff and more money. This recession has taught me the importance of savings more than ever.
What have YOU learned?