I need to cut cost! I just realized I'm more broke than I am because I overlooked a big bill that I had to pay and I spent the money! No wonder I was thinking how come I've got more money than I should in my bank some days ago...I should have known better, knowing my hopeless money managing skills, or the lack thereof to be precise. Okay, I'm bloody bad with money and it's got to do with my impulsive tendency to buy new stuff to thrill myself which is bad. I'm embarrassed to say that I have no savings cos I spend it all and I always have a shock when the credit card bills come in cos I normally have no idea what I've spent on. So I have to change and start saving. After I clear some bills off of course....But here are the Project Chinese Jew's Back to Frugal Living measures:
- No more cab rides to work in the morning. I'm supposed to wake up early at 7am so I can catch the bus to work but then I have a, ahem, sleep disorder and I have a hell lot of problem waking up early to catch the bus so I've been taking cab to work every morning and that is BAD. Bus ride $3, cab ride $15....that's 5 times the cost!!! So NO MORE cab rides! Today I failed to wake up when I told BB I'm gonna wake up to take the bus but next week, there'll be no more cab ride! If I take cab, I'll save $60 a week and that's $240 a month.
- No more Watsons cheap thrill...I have the bad habit of going into Watsons to buy something new every other day but I've got enough shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body moisturizer, skin care products and makeup stuff to last me till the end of the year and most probably beyond, so the next time I go into Watsons would be only to buy tissue paper, sanitary pads and tampons. Okay, and maybe Imedeen...but nothing more!
- No more shopping. Both in the shop and online...I've got enough clothes, bags, perfumes and shoes....Okay, it's impossible to not shop forever but I'll hold the shopping until end of June....how about that? Then thereafter, maybe I'll buy ONE item a month? Fair?
- I'll buy only ONE magazine a month instead of 34739842038....it'll be UK Glamour