Over the past 18 months, I have been on a no shopping ban. It has been wildly successful by getting my finances on track to build an emergency fund, fund a Roth-IRA, and pay off debt. And things were going great. Yesterday I shopped. I did not shop from my approved shopping list or from my list of essential items. Yesterday I bought a white hat for running.
Why? Because running with a black hat in the middle of summer because my hair isn’t long enough to completely go up and it’s too long to leave down is just way too hot. I got overheated on a run because I did not want to cheat on my no-spend year. I made a smart choice when I shopped. I opted for the least expensive lightest weight white hat with some added airflow. I spent $23 on a new hat.
I don’t have any buyers remorse. I don’t feel bad. I just felt that I needed to be open and transparent about what happened. I’m still on track to save more money again this month. Check back in a couple of days when I crunch the numbers!