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5 Weeks without Walmart

September 26th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I will talk about this more in an upcoming podcast in a few weeks. But I wanted to also talk about in my blog.

5 weeks ago my wife and I had realized that we went to walmart way too much. We had taken a look at our past months bank statement and realized that we had gotten off of our budget big time. During the prior month we had gone to Walmart 15 times. How in the world it happened is beyond me.

I also think that there is some sort of law that you cant go to Walmart without buying a bunch of crap that you donít need. That seems to be what happened to us. We spend a few hundred dollars over our budget. So as of August 19th we decided to see how things would go if we never went to Walmart for the remainder of August and all of September. So far it has actually been really easy. Even though the grocery stores that we shop at now tend to be a little higher in prices than Walmart we are still saving money because we are not tempted to buy a bunch of unneeded crap.

If you have problems with overspending when you go to Walmart or Target or any other store then I suggest that you try cutting it out for a month and see how things go. My guess is that it will go better for you.

3 Responses to “5 Weeks without Walmart”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice idea!! I'm not a Walmart fan, but I do like Target. Since I'm generally only there for groceries, I tend not to wander to the other side.

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I'm the same way with Costco. I gave up my membership for that very reason.

  3. Jerry Says:

    I was just in a Target for the first time in 4 years (living overseas) and it can lead to sensory and spending overload! I had to really focus to keep some insurance of not going nuts in there. I did buy a cool Chicago Blackhawks shirt, which was an impulse purchase, but the damage could have been a lot worse... and it's not like I can just grab one when I'm shopping in SE Europe. Smile Jerry

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