Stop Shopping Archive

  • Buying only to replace what you’ve used or worn out

    Tweet I think I’m at this stage now of my things — buying only to replace what has broken. For instance, my first PC from college years is about to die. It shuts off without warning (total black screen blackout), and just won’t keep a […]

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  • Go On a Shopping Diet for the First Quarter

    Go On a Shopping Diet for the First Quarter

    Tweet One of the huge regrets I always have after the holiday season is over is how much stuff is involved. There always seems to be too much stuff cluttering the house after Christmas is over. And, often, the shopping isn’t even done yet. In […]

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  • Losing Control: Christmastime and Buying More Stuff

    Losing Control: Christmastime and Buying More Stuff

    Tweet I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. On the one hand, I love winter. I love the snow, and I love the warmth inside. Our relatively modest decorations add a little change and cheer to the house, and I enjoy the scents we employ […]

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  • Jonesing after a status symbol

    Jonesing after a status symbol

    Tweet It is one thing to love a brand name bag because of the history of the company, the shape, the colour, the richness of the leather and the sheer beauty of it. It’s another to say: I want it because So-and-So is carrying it. […]

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  • Do You Use Reward Programs?

    Tweet In the past year, I moved into a new place and had my first kid. I live in a residential place but near my place there is one pharmacy (which I’m now going to very frequently), one gas station and one grocery store. After […]

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