Of course, being financially responsible takes most of the fun out of shopping, but meeting goals is more of a thrill than a good bargain! I don't know how many times I talked myself out of something in my cart, because I was working on "Less". I mean, do I really need a personal air freshener at my desk? Do I really need another pair of black pants when I already own two? Do I really need a new comforter? Do I really need another pair of shoes? In fact, I did succumb to a great deal for a pair of gray shoes (doesn't everyone need gray shoes?!) at Kohl's only to be disappointed that I bought them. They are my trophy to giving in. I hate them now for that.
So, the spending less has definitely come to fruition. I am all about my goals and less about the steals! And I am content with that.