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Tempting Emails

J. Money over at Bugets are Sexy, wrote an interesting post yesterday. Although I can happily say that I’ve never spent $40.00 on “Bling Water,” I’ve definitely had my fair share of emails trying to get me to part with my dear sweet money. One in fact just happened today. My brother and I have a cell phone family share plan. He received an email letting us know that we could renew our contract and upgrade our phones as a “holiday special.” This sent my brother into a frenzy. He’s been wanting a new cell phone for ages now. Sadly, he’s just like me. We LOVE technology, and we love the better, faster, smarter, easier cell phones. Since I’m the primary accountholder, I have to go be the one to actually renew our contract. At first, I had no intention of getting a new phone. I haven’t had my PDA for all that long; though it is an outdated version. Then my brother’s excited frenzy started to shake my money-saving-debt-paying resolve, and I began to cave. I have been saving my coins, dollars, and any unexpected money in a wooden bank. This money started to look like the money I would use to get a new phone. So on our way we went to the local store; money in hand….

Luckily dear readers, my story has a happy ending. It turns out that the customer service representative at the store could not find the email that was sent to us about upgrading our phones. Since he couldn’t find the email, he would not be able to allow us to upgrade early. So we walked out of the store with no new phones and no new contract!!! I was ecstatic! Although my no-spending was all pure luck, it was no-spending just the same. I can happily say temptation avoided! And instead of spending my money on something I didn’t need, I ended up putting the money towards my debt. Yay for me!

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