How much spending money do you give yourself?

@maezee (25389)
United States
September 3, 2017 5:46pm CST
After a couple months of trips, vacations, longer weekends, birthdays, trips to the casino a few times - I am trying to once again be "frugal" and try to pay down some debt that Ive been sitting on for too long. Its hard when I feel somewhat addicted to shopping, even though I mainly shop at thrift stores - I still spend a lot on clothes, random foostuffs and other unnecessary things I just dont need! So I am trying a new thing - to give myself a spending limit, a concrere one. I may even take the cash out so I know exactly what I have left. Do you do this? And whats a reasonable amount of spending money for one week? What do you give yourself?
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@NJChicaa (26119)
• United States
3 Sep
I get $100 a week.
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@maezee (25389)
• United States
4 Sep
And that includes grocery money, right?
@NJChicaa (26119)
• United States
4 Sep
@maezee Nope.
• Lakewood, Colorado
3 Sep
Well I just cant overspend at all, so I allow myself around $20 per month for things like ice cream lol Like I did today bought some awesome organic ice cream, a real treat! Good luck Maezee..I know it is tough. I have debt to pay off.
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@maezee (25389)
• United States
4 Sep
Nice. I think I may need a little more than that but I am trying to figure out a dollar amount. Best of luck with your debt. Sure feels lile a burden.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Sep
@maezee Yes it surely is but I am determined to beat it Maezee. Best of luck to you too.
@Courtlynn (42460)
• United States
4 Sep
No spending limit unless we only have a certain amount to spend in general.
@maezee (25389)
• United States
4 Sep
Do you go by a budget at all?
@Courtlynn (42460)
• United States
4 Sep
@maezee not really. We just pay our rent, have gas for my mom to get to work and back, and make sure we have food then use what we have for whst we want plus other bills.
@JohnRoberts (36090)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Sep
I don't follow a strict allotment. What I spend depends on needs.
@maezee (25389)
• United States
4 Sep
So, only buy what you need?
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@JohnRoberts (36090)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Sep
@maezee Basically, yes.
@rz3300 (131)
• United States
4 Sep
I think that at this point in my life I almost do this subconciously, where I just know what I need to buy and that sets its own limit. I would like to think I am pretty good at following it though, with some exceptions of course.
@maezee (25389)
• United States
4 Sep
Thats great to hear. I hope to someday be like that. But right now my spendinh is out of control!
@ricki_911 (16080)
• Toronto, Ontario
24 Sep
Ive been paying off debt and a trip next month. So i give very little to spend. Ive paid down $8,000 debt off ina year. So once i get my trip paid down then i'll throw a lot of it into savings.
@Mrgana1 (297)
• Nigeria
4 Sep
It is advisable to plan your expenses, so as manage your life and comfort. It good to shop but it wise to shop according to your pocket