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I'm Asking: What Luxury Have You Cut?

I'm Asking: What Luxury Have You Cut?

It's true what they say: little things do add up. Small luxuries can become very big luxuries when you consider how much you spend yearly. A co-worker recently admitted she's saved a few hundred dollars by doing her own mani-pedis, which used to cost her about $60 a month, since her husband was laid off.

I continue to read stories about people cutting cable, splitting entrees, and naturally, staying in more instead of going out and running up a pricey bar tab. What little luxury was first to go for you?


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Manicures, Dunkies chai, hair and I think that's it.
CoMMember13627830035102 CoMMember13627830035102 8 years
I'm such a brat ... for the longest time I've been buying shower gels and so forth at Target, been coloring my hair and mani/pedi's at home, etc (so that isn't changing) ... but, I am thinking a little longer before I buy something (do I really need it and if so will my husband have a fit?). Also thinking about changing my cell phone plan ... do I use the minutes/text, when was the last time I went over/why?
almostloli almostloli 8 years
most of my beauty rituals.. like.. blowdrying my hair at the saloon (not buying stuffs i don't really need.. haha.. but i WANT them) fine-dine nights with boyfriend.. gotta save up as much as we can
kat8637 kat8637 8 years
Its sad to say but I've had to sacrifice most of my beauty rituals. These days I just feel too guilty spending over fifty bucks on anything that is not a necessity. Goodbye mani's/pedi's , goodbye Lisa and Sharon my haircut and color queens, goodbye MAC.... times is tough ladies!
shydcgirl28 shydcgirl28 8 years
Mani/pedi, and doing my own waxing for now, still have to get my brows threaded monthly, out of necessity, lest I invoke the spirit of Burt from Sesame Street.
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 8 years
Long list here too: No more TV therefore no more cable (and I don't really miss it!) bringing in my own lunches cooking at home/eating in cutting back on happy hrs/drinking out on the weekends (finding wine deals and beers on sale if I must have a drink, lol) no more mani/pedis and last but not least... my work gives me my NYC Unlimited metro card every month (an $81 savings!). Trying hard to turn it all around!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Coloring my own hair ... I am too afriad to do highlights at home, but I just did overall color (Feria for $7.00) and I think it looks good... saved $60ish !
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I used to get a pedicure and eyebrow wax once a month but I stopped. When the bf and I want to go to the movies, we shop On Demand and make it a boo loving night. I cut back hair appointments to non-exsistent but now I just plan on going once per month because I am starting locs. I also stopped shopping. I put myself on a $20 limit per paycheck. I can't do shoes, clothes and books together so I plan and choose which one I really want.
pia pia 8 years
Oh the list is long... cut the daily starbucks run, making food at home rather than eating out, cut the shopping for clothes and shoes, cut the mani/pedi, and vacationing at national parks instead of going overseas.
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 8 years
I cut off my cable because I never used it anyway, and I don't buy any soft drinks/lemonade/gatorade...I just drink water. It's healthy and lot cheaper!
mabelden mabelden 8 years
Gave up booze for Lent and have already saved about $350 in 3 weeks. Amazing how fast little happy hour on Fridays and wine with dinner a couple of times per week can add up, plus I've dropped about 7 pounds. May have to keep it up post-Easter!
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i eat out WAAAAAAAY less, and i try to cut my waxing schedule in half. i don't go quite as often as i'm used to. that will change once summer finally arrives though :)
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I cut back on shopping, eating out/ordering in, daily newspaper delivery (I get weekend delivery), and pedicures
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
We've cut back on our traveling.
Magdeline Magdeline 8 years
I dye my own hair! It is naturally medium/dark brown and I like it honey blonde. I do highlights, toner- everything! Everyone always asks me who does my hair :) & I save $$$$!
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I make/bring my own lunches daily and limit eating out to once maybe twice a week.What def. helps me is carrying cash and that way it know I feel it/see it way more than if I used a card.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
The usual, here. Cooking at home more, less money for clothes, no starbucks! I have even been skipping my normal popcorn & coke at Target.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i've been trying to curb my shopping habit a lot more and bus to work more often than i drive to save on parking costs. i've also been buying cheaper lunches...i still buy my lunch everyday but i know what costs $5 versus $10 and try to go for that instead...i also rarely buy coffee but i almost never did in the past anyway. this is a tough question considering i literally just booked a haircut, eyebrow wax, mani, and pedi for tomorrow and spent $400 shopping yesterday....but it has been awhile so i feel i deserve it!
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
I have cut out digital cable with basic, cheaper lunches or bring my own, coffee is done on a thrice weekly basis instead of twice per day, less take out and I do more cooking at home, I go to the cosmetology school for my roller sets so intead of $45 I pay $10. I get a manicure once per month if that and pedicures are once per month.
luna08 luna08 8 years
I also discovered my local cosmetology school. Eyebrow waxes for $2, mani/pedi's for $10, facials for $20. Not a luxe atmosphere, but it gets the job done! :)
veda6 veda6 8 years
Cable went a long time ago. being more stict with taking lunch to work. dying my own hair every second salon trip. OH and I rediscovering picnics over restaurant meals.
refinedharmony refinedharmony 8 years
mani/pedis were the first to go. I can't afford $60-$80 every two weeks or even once a month. Forget it! I have also been a LOT more conscious about eating out. Last night I had a mini money victory as I was surfing papa john's website to order some pizza and instead utilized the one I had in the freezer.
expresso14 expresso14 8 years
I gave up all but basic cable and have cut back on my Starbucks habit. I'm trying to cook more and eat out less often.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
Given up buying things just for a particular meal, and just using what I have, I gave up buying Pepsi instead I drink store brand.
Athena123987 Athena123987 8 years
LOL, I was poor before and didn't have anything to cut out. Yay college! I am thinking about splitting the cost of a textbook with my boyfriend next quarter, since we're in the same class and study together anyway.
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