Image by stopnlookYesterday, I wrote about my plan to hang out with my sister and spend some money at the mall. The day went as planned and I had a great time hanging out with my sister but the splurge did not go so well. As planned, I withdrew the $200 I budgeted for the trip in cash from the ATM and left my credit cards at home. We went to the mall and had a nice lunch in the food court and stayed at the mall for about an hour and a half. After an hour and a half, we walked out of the mall with.....NOTHING!
This is one of my favorite malls located in a high income area of town and they have the best stores. Whatever you are looking for, you can find at this mall. I even went into the Apple Store and I couldn't part with my money in there either. My sister wanted a new Ipod but since there was absolutely nothing wrong with her old one, it did not make sense to buy a new one. I don't know what got into me but I just couldn't do it. I just could not do it. There were several things that I wanted to buy but there was nothing that I needed to buy. Even though I had the cash in hand to make the purchase, I only spent about $20 for our lunch. On the way home, I went back to the ATM and deposited the remaining $180 back into my account.
Putting the money back into my account made me happier than my failed shopping spree.