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I'm addicted to saving



  • tara747
    tara747 Posts: 10,238 Forumite
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    True, if you are not sufficiently motivated. But we are not all like you.

    Some like the gym. Others (like me) much prefer to exercise in the fresh air :)
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  • lisa110rry
    lisa110rry Posts: 1,794 Forumite
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    I've no idea what MMO stands for Addicted Saver, but as I'm 60 and female I don't need to know, lol!!!

    Like you, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen at work, so I have invested in a Microsoft mouse which fits my small hands and is very comfortable for me, so I do understand the idea of a £50 mouse!

    I think you're on the right track with your saving. If I want to spend some money I have a wish list! I go to my wish list and think about what, if any, of the items on it would please me most, be in budget, and would be sensible expenditure.

    Won't be long before you have your own home, well done!!!
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  • JohnRo
    JohnRo Posts: 2,887 Forumite
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    MMO is an acronym for a few things but in the context of a £50 gaming mouse it refers to massively multi-player online.
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  • atush
    atush Posts: 18,731 Forumite
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    Why not set a aside a small pot of savings, or a dedicated amt each month for fun and fripperies?

    It will keep your main savings habit and pot intact, yet allow you to have a bit of fun or a gadget. Just a thought.
  • savings_my_hobby
    savings_my_hobby Posts: 363 Forumite
    edited 31 August 2016 at 5:06PM
    I pay nothing and go for a lovely invigorating walk along the coastal path down here in Cornwall everyday - lovely fj

    I go for country strolls on on rest days, Some of us just want more out of our bodies, not trying to be Mitch off of baywatch, just trying to be the best version of me I can be.

    Besides while we are in the gym we are not splurging on stuff we don't need and NEVER wasting good money on bad takeaways.

    Healthier and happier than ever.
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  • theoretica
    theoretica Posts: 12,431 Forumite
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    Eco_Miser wrote: »
    However I still think a lot of stuff aimed at enthusiasts is over-priced in comparison with the not-quite-so-good normal stuff.

    I agree a lot is overpriced, but not everything. The art is selecting which are the things where paying more is worth it to you and which aren't. People will have different lists, even for the same enthusiasms.

    Will you use something more than the cheaper version? Will it last longer? Or will you appreciate it more?
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    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
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  • warehouse
    warehouse Posts: 3,362 Forumite
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    OP, I like your saving mentality. I wish I'd had it when I was younger.
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