What is your vice that you wont give up to save money?

United States
June 15, 2009 5:44pm CST
I drink a diet coke a day and I am trying to cut back. I know I should drink less because if I dont I get a headache so that tells me I am addicted. I will eventualy cut back and save the money. I will not give up my hair conditioner or face lotion though. I refuse to be uncomfortable and stressed at feeling not right. I will try to find it on sale but I will not give it up unless I am forced. What will you not give up?
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
17 Jun 09
My husband won't give up direct tv and weekly eating out. I won't give up the internet. I don't know how long we can keep not giving up these three things.
• United States
25 Jun 09
My Hubby wants to sign up for Direct tv but I dont want the bill. Our local cable company just sold its self to comcast and our bill was only $38 a month for internet and cable. We cant find anything close to that. We will be paying at least $100 for the two to get what we had. It stresses me out.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Oh my goodness Happy Thoughts, $100 for TV? Wow, no wonder you are stressing!
• United States
16 Jun 09
DSL, I think that is my one thing that would be the last thing I would give up right up till food/water (and of course electricity, because DSL and a computer is kind of useless without electricity)
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• United States
17 Jun 09
Our Dsl company is changing and we are looking for a new company. We will probibly be without Dsl for a few days and I am dreading it. I cant imagine how I will be able to get by. I know in the past we have gone with out the internet but it is such a part of my life now. This causes me stress.
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• United States
17 Jun 09
I recently had to go a little over a month without it, that was an odd experience XD lorl although I did get about 50 minutes (split into about 3 or 4 different uses) mostly to check the weather :P on public use computers of course XD
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
16 Jun 09
i guess for me it is two things. chocolate and scrapbooking supplies (but those i get at the dollar store or on sale!) i make my own cards and buy them when i see them and i end up using them later at some point anyways.
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• United States
17 Jun 09
I have just started to make my own cards. I am finding that it is better if I make them when I am in the mood to create things rather then when I need a card. I watch for sales on the supplies and stock up when the price is right. Chocolate is one of those things I am thinking I need to quit with diet coke.
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@rainbow (6763)
16 Jun 09
For me it's my pets and garden. The pets have to have everything they need and the best food and care I can find for them and the garden is where I escape to so I need to be able to by seeds etc and spend time growing food and flowers.
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• United States
17 Jun 09
Gardening is such a great hobby. I am trying to get better at it. I think that if I were better at it I could almost grow 90% of our groceries. That would save us a ton. Right now I have tomatoes, strawberries and raspberries. All the other plants are struggling and may never make it.
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@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
15 Jun 09
I won't give up anything to do with my computer, certain foods I can give up and I can give up my shopping days a to stop myself from spending but my computer must be kept in top notch condition.
• United States
17 Jun 09
I keep my computer working but I cant keep up with technology. As soon as I feel like I have a great top notch computer the new ones come out that make mine look ancient again. As long as it works for me Im happy. Working is a must!
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
17 Jun 09
I would have a very hard time giving up my pc (well if i gave up pcs id have to get a new job!) and I've been trying to give up dr pepper but it so isnt working. I find that rather than going out and buying the one 591ml bottle I buy a case of 12 cans and that saves me money because buying 2.5 591 ml bottles is the same price these days as a case of 12 cans.
• United States
17 Jun 09
I could give up my computer if people would let me not pay bills, but since that isnt going to happen I agree. I need My PC.
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@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
19 Jun 09
I wish i could get away with not paying bills!
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
22 Jun 09
Hi Happythoughts, besides the basic essentials like hair and facial products, the one luxury that I just won't give up is books. I love books, and whenever there is a sale, I will be there. Anyway, I try to save, by only buying books that are bargains (like 70% and more off), or used books.
• United States
25 Jun 09
I love going through the bargan racks at barnes and noble. There are so many great things to read about. I really love the way books take you away to a new place. Thank you.