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Thanks tryb,

As I see it there are a few good aspects of that awful "I need to put this back" feeling.

First, I actually KNEW that I didn't have the extra money. This is something I struggle with a LOT--I get lazy/scared/rebellious and don't properly keep track of my balance. Online it says I have $400+ in there. Reality: once the checks all clear, Vanguard withdraws $50 and the $20 savings auto-withdrawal clears (both tomorrow) I have about $75 til I get paid, probably on Wednesday.

That's not enough wiggle room for buying anything other than gas to get to work and back.

The other good thing is, I didn't float myself a loan on my usable (non-BT) card.

Third good thing is, the main reason my checking account is so depleted is I have paid ALL my bills, saved more than enough to cover my taxes, plus some personal savings; given to my church, and paid a whole lot extra on that BT card and on my student loans. I did this to myself on purpose, really...exactly so that I would not then go blow money on stuff I don't really need, instead of building a future. Oh, and also I had to pay about $70 to put the new battery in my truck. And I did not have to card it.

I know that, in the long run, I really won't miss anything I didn't buy.

whose shopping motto is now, "If I don't buy this I'll go home and forget all about it."
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