Sunday, July 24, 2016

10 Things I Don’t Like to Spend My Money On

Hi. My name is Darlene. I am so glad you are here. Today, I am going to share a short list of things I don't like to spend my money on.

Whether you are on a fixed income or the cash is plenty I'm sure there are things you just didn't like to spend your money on too.

Here is a list of a few things I like to leave at the store.

Canadian Money

1. Cleaning Products

I know this might sound bad and you're thinking my place is a cesspool of grim but it really isn't.

Generally cleaning products have some type of fragrance which aggravates my allergies. I get a shooting pain in my sinuses that becomes an over bearing headache that can last for days and sometimes it may lead to a sinus infection and if you've ever had one of those you know it is no picnic in the park.

Plus I use microfiber cloths and cleaning products are not needed when you use them.

2. Books & Magazines

I love to read a new book and flip through the latest magazine but they are just so costly. Why pay for these when free is an option.

Visit your local library to find the newest best sellers and magazines. Or borrow from a friend. You can even find them online.


3. Music & Movies
The same goes for music and movies. Your local library has a good selection of DVDs and CDs you can borrow. The internet has all kinds of sites that offer free viewing. Even YouTube has a large selection of freebies you can stream right on their website! 


4. Bottled Water

Thank goodness we live in a country where we can get clean water delivered straight to our homes. All we have to do is turn on the tap. The water at home tastes great to me.

Grocery Bags

5. Garbage Bags

I'm talking about those large garbage bags. They are convenient but I get all kinds of plastic bags from shopping and they hold my garbage just fine. When it gets full I tie it up and just toss it into the big garbage bin outside. Plus I imagine it's easier for the guys who pick up the curbside garbage every week.

6. Eating Out

Eating out can be a nice treat that you can enjoy with the whole family. However eating out can get costly. Especially if I am doing it on a regular basis. Packing my lunch saves me money and my waistline. 

7. Toys

OK, I do spend money on toys but I don't buy new. I can get the same thing at a fraction of the cost at the second hand store and my granddaughter is just as happy with it.

8. Cell Phone

I must be the only person on the planet that does not have a cell phone. I had one once but I found it to be a nuisance. A house phone is enough and it's available to everyone living there. If I want to message or play games, I can do that on my laptop.

9. Professional Hairstylist

When perms were popular, my mom curled it for me. Now that I occasionally want to cover my grey hair I will color it but I buy boxed hair color to do at home.
I've had my hair professionally cut less than five times in  my life. I can't say that any of those experiences were good. I prefer to cut my own hair and get it exactly how I want it.

I also cut my daughters' hair for years. Now that they are all grown up they also do their own hair.

10. Manicure or Pedicure

I have never had a professional manicure or pedicure. I'm sure it is lovely to be pampered like that but my granddaughters love to paint my toes for me and I get so much pleasure from the happiness I see on their face as they spread the polish over my nails and toes.

If I thought about it I'm sure I could add to this list. How about you? Do you have a list of things you don't like to spend your money on?

Darlene Nemeth
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Riverside Park

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Darlene NemethI love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day.

Bye for now.
Wishing you the best, 

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