The Spendaholics Anonymous Thread!

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  • I don't have a number...:confused: Is it 'cause I swore on my post:D I didn't mean too. but it really is cold....;) Only spent £5 today as I met a friend for lunch. She offered to pay - should I have let her?

    Yes!!!

    (Sorry if I missed you - I'm doing a member audit after It Pays to Watch, so you'll have a number then!)
    LBM: 14.01.08 - Debt at 25.04.08: £7420.9
    25.06.10: 3200.00 :T I'm over half way there!!! :j
    'Spendaholics Anonymous' Thread Member No 1
    DMP Mutual Support Thread Member No 113
  • Can i Crash and join in please?

    The main reason im on here is becuase i end up looking at my bank ballence and saying "what did i spend all that cash on" then realise that the monthly mag, (that had a free book) weekly mag (that i promise will keep me entertained all day on Sunday while we dont go out and actually lasts and hour then im bored) and the ciggs (that are now out the window) all add up.

    Not spent anything today but im on the sealed pot challenge and someone mentioned a digital counting money jar and ive found one on ebay for £14.99 plus £3.99 p+p and i sooooo want it (even though ive only for £20 left until payday)
  • Excellent thread, Im a compusive spender, ive tried everything from counselling to giving my complete finances to someone else.
    Im sure its an addiction, but sadly the doctors dont se it that way and your left to feel stupid you went to see them about it, and go and buy something to cheer yourself up!
    Im on a DMP with CCCS now after racking up £37,000 of debt!
    I would go into M&S and spend £500 in one go, on things I really didnt need, but it made me feel good. When i was younger my dad brought me things to show me he loved me, rather than cuddles etc and I think thats what I learnt to do when I felt down, buy things to make me feel better.
    Thank you for this thread, I know I am not alone
    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime

    Finally dealing with my whopping debt!
  • Hello all (again!)

    I've updated all contributors so far with numbers now - Little Chicken, it was nothing personal - I just hadn't got down as far as you when I did the first round of numbers.

    There are so many of you that have posted that could be sitting in my head and typing my thoughts. I didn't know what to expect when I started this thread, and I'm overwhelmed by the response.

    The big question I want answering is this;

    Why does the "Do I really need it?" question not work for spendaholics like us? Why is it that my mum can walk into a shop, pick something up, ask herself that question, and put it down again? I walk into a shop, pick something up, ask myself that question, and buy two!!!

    I can't remember (sorry) who mentioned it on here earlier, but I am stuck in a vicious circle. Payday comes, so I splurge, and treat myself for suffering three weeks of (self-inflicted) deprivation.:confused::mad:
    LBM: 14.01.08 - Debt at 25.04.08: £7420.9
    25.06.10: 3200.00 :T I'm over half way there!!! :j
    'Spendaholics Anonymous' Thread Member No 1
    DMP Mutual Support Thread Member No 113
  • Hello all (again!).

    The big question I want answering is this;

    Why does the "Do I really need it?" question not work for spendaholics like us? Why is it that my mum can walk into a shop, pick something up, ask herself that question, and put it down again? I walk into a shop, pick something up, ask myself that question, and buy two!!!

    I can't remember (sorry) who mentioned it on here earlier, but I am stuck in a vicious circle. Payday comes, so I splurge, and treat myself for suffering three weeks of (self-inflicted) deprivation.:confused::mad:
    I wouldnt mind knowing the answer to this too, I go into a shop, ask myself the question, the reply is always, yes you really do need it, and how many different colours do they do it in! I cant buy just one item of clothing, I have to buy it in every colour and as many of them as possible!
    Today it was lip balms, I had to buy three!
    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime

    Finally dealing with my whopping debt!
  • Well I was good and read the job paper at OH's mums last night so I didn't have to go into tescos and buy one (nothing in there!). But I finished reading my magazine last night (have subscribed and get discount!) and there was a fab moisturiser in there which would be sooooooooooo perfect for my skin type and I desperately want it but its £17.99 plus P&P. I could sling it on my CC card and if I budget carefully I'll be able to pay it straight off when the bill comes next month but there is something nagging at me that I shouldn't buy it! But I sooooooooooooooo want it. What shall I do?!
  • Well I was good and read the job paper at OH's mums last night so I didn't have to go into tescos and buy one (nothing in there!). But I finished reading my magazine last night (have subscribed and get discount!) and there was a fab moisturiser in there which would be sooooooooooo perfect for my skin type and I desperately want it but its £17.99 plus P&P. I could sling it on my CC card and if I budget carefully I'll be able to pay it straight off when the bill comes next month but there is something nagging at me that I shouldn't buy it! But I sooooooooooooooo want it. What shall I do?!

    DON'T BUY IT!!!!

    Do you have moisturiser already?? What type of skin do you have? What benefit over other (CHEAPER) moisturisers will it have?

    Lecture over now! But seriously, what does this miracle moisturiser purport to do??

    (Morning, by the way!)

    CS x
    LBM: 14.01.08 - Debt at 25.04.08: £7420.9
    25.06.10: 3200.00 :T I'm over half way there!!! :j
    'Spendaholics Anonymous' Thread Member No 1
    DMP Mutual Support Thread Member No 113
  • Well the moment I'm using cheapo tescos own stuff but this is A'Kin Vital Hydration Gel Creme. It says in my magazine:

    If you suffer from ily skin, you need this oil-free moisturiser. As well as keeping grease at bay, its packed with vitamins and anti-ageing antioxidants to you keep you looking younger'

    And my current one does none of that and i can buy normal anti aging stuff because it makes my skin too greasy!!

    But I really really want to!!! *cries*
  • oh and morning back. See this is what shopping does for me!!!!
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    Well the moment I'm using cheapo tescos own stuff but this is A'Kin Vital Hydration Gel Creme. It says in my magazine:

    If you suffer from ily skin, you need this oil-free moisturiser. As well as keeping grease at bay, its packed with vitamins and anti-ageing antioxidants to you keep you looking younger'

    And my current one does none of that and i can buy normal anti aging stuff because it makes my skin too greasy!!

    But I really really want to!!! *cries*

    Ask for a free sample or tester first- sometimes the claims are all hype!
    Then you can make an informed decision to invest £17.99. If you just buy it it might be useless and money wasted...
    just a thought!
    I can cook and sew, make flowers grow.
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