I have noticed over the years that I have a bad habit of doing something when extra money comes in. For example, last month an extra $30 landed in my PayPal account. So I thought I’d go ahead and buy those Wii games that I mentioned on my spending spree. But I’d forgotten that was one of the reasons why I went ahead and bought the extra Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbooks because I knew the $30 could help to pay for a couple books. So essentially I spent it twice!
It happens sometimes when my mom gives me money for my birthday. I’ll think, mom put $50 into my account. I can buy these books (or whatever) now, and when the money comes in I won’t spend it. Then when the money comes in, I’ll find something else I can buy for $50.
It’s a terrible habit, I don’t know why I do it and I am not even sure how to stop myself from doing it. I mean, I don’t do it ALL the time, but it’s a weird mind game I seem to play with myself.
Have you ever caught yourself doing this?