Saturday, September 8, 2012

My Hubby Has Turned Into a Miser and Other Stuff

Actually I need a better word than miser because he is in no way stingy or greedy but we were at Ross yesterday and I found it funny that years ago he wouldn't have shopped anywhere but Macys, Nordstrom, or Bloomingdales.  Then we started taking control of our money and we started doing most of our clothes shopping at TJ Maxx and Ross.  Now hubby is more than happy to buy his clothes at the Goodwill (and he is a sharp dressing guy!).  Which brings me back to Ross.  We were at the men's clearance rack and there were some nice, stylish shirts on sale for $5 and $6 so I told him he should get some and he said "no way..I can get hardly-used shirts that look just like those for $2 at the Goodwill!".  We didn't end up buying anything at Ross that day.

Update on the bank card: the charges were removed by the bank so all is well.  The process was actually very simple (fill out a form and scan it as well as the bank card then email the documents to the bank).  I'm still appalled that people would steal like that though and even more appalled that it was more than likely a military member that did it (the charges were made on a small Marine base in Japan).

I am lazy.  I've been a bit lazy the last couple days (actually I have been reformatting my book...with copious amounts of caffeine I may be done soon) so instead of heading out last night we stayed home and watched TV.  I really wanted to see the Gay Pride Parade in downtown Las Vegas as well as the First Friday Art Walk (both free) but the thought of wading through 50,000 people and finding parking was daunting so we didn't go.  And I should have done the first Volksmarch of the season today (they take summers off here because it is so hot) but it started an hour earlier than usual (because it is still hot) and I was too tired to drag my carcass out of bed this morning.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


  1. So glad you got the bank card situation straightened out. As for's all about conditioning. When you know you can get the same thing a lot cheaper, you no longer feel the need to pounce on every good deal you see in the stores. Good for him! They have some high quality merchandise at thrift stores. Who is going to know that the Izod shirt he may be wearing is from Macy's or the Goodwill anyway?
    I don't blame you for skipping those big events. 50K people would have me going in the opposite direction. I hate crowds.

  2. Frugality expert? Just brainstorming alternatives to miser. I fancy myself one as well. :)