Monday, February 13, 2006

Spend spend spend!

I'm currently fighting an urge to spend some money. An overspend in January (the excess christmas credit cards and the wife's birthday) have left me with little disposable income for February (two weeks to go and only £150 in my account).

The problem is the rather sizable chunk of cash in my savings that seems to alternate between willing me to spend it and saying "Save me, save me!". I'm not really sure how it has happened but I seem to be saving a frankly large amount of money each month. It might be that the house is so full of crap that I can't buy big items (nowhere to put them) or that once I have started to save I never want to be in debt again. Either way I'm finding hard to justify buying something unless I really want it.

I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of it is due to boredom...hopefully spending will give me a thrill....but if I can just make it 2 more weeks then I will have been paid and I can spend my usual disposable income instead of my savings...I wonder if I'll make it.

Just in case you're wondering I'm only likely to spend it on DVDs, books, video games and comics. Perhaps I should focus my efforts on the games unfinished, the pile of books not started and the DVDs yet to be watced since Christmas. That might be a better use of my time instead of thinking of new shiny things. Although an iPod Nano is looking quite attractive at the moment.....

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