*There is a splurge exception for getting a digital video camera since I will need one IF I'm invited to interview at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiere for my site. My travel/other expenses for the premiere will also not count*
In my sidebar I will keep a tally of how much I have spent and on the first of each month I will do a post stating how much I spent and what I bought. This way I can find out if I'm buying things that I don't really need.
If you want to join me in this, make a contract for yourself, post it on your blog and the first of each month do a recap of how much you spent and what you bought.
AMENDMENT ONE: As of November 2010 the budget is now $250 since I got hired full time and can afford to spend a little more. I will still try to stay under $150 though.
AMENDMENT TWO: As of January 2011 I have decreased the limit to $200 to account for my 2 big vacations of the year. Also, any money I make advertising or from babysitting/anything not related to my real work will be put into a fund that I can use on a splurge item(s).
AMENDMENT THREE: As of May 2011 the spending limit has decreased to $150 and my budget is only for clothes. Based on my spending I feel that this is a much better way to control myself because my problem with shopping is clothes. I don't buy much else and when I do buy things that aren't clothes its very infrequent and something I need. So when I do need to buy other things I don't want that to hinder my clothing budget. But I did feel like I needed to lower the budget since it is only for clothes.
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