If you know anything about my story, you know I am SUPER frugal. Read here to get the full scoop.
There are a lot of things I have been willing to give up in order to meet our goals of building a dream house. As Dave Ramsey says, "Live like no one else now, so you can really live like no one else later."
Maybe with this current economy you have had to let some things go as well.
Here's some things I gave up during our last 5 years of extreme savings:
A big house
Ready-made and packaged foods
The latest fashions
Brand name products
Here's some things that I consider splurges that I'm just not willing to let go of (unless I really had to):
Brand name dishwasher soap (I hate spots!)
Healthy foods (lean meats, LOTS of fruits and vegetables, nuts and occasionally fish)
What have you given up (or thought of recently that you should give up) for helping you get in a better financial situation?
What are some splurges you just can't live without that you allow for in the budget?