Author Topic: Falling off the wagon...  (Read 1974 times)


  • Stubble
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Falling off the wagon...
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:05:32 PM »

Have any of you ever fallen off the money mustache wagon?

I recently did--going on an epic spending spree. Waaaaaay too much money. I'm feeling ashamed and frustrated with myself. Unfortunately none of the spending was on actual *things* for myself that I can return--it was all on gifts and restaurant/activity expenses for my brother's birthday and a family visit in another state.

Anyone have experience with falling off the wagon and have some words of encouragement to get back on track? I feel like I made some stupid spending choices, and I'm beating myself up about it. I'm trying to move past it, but I am having trouble and dwelling a bit.


  • Walrus Stache
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Re: Falling off the wagon...
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 02:38:28 PM »
Just like with anything that fails temporarily you have to get back to doing the things that work for you.  It is the same as  when you cheat on a diet, etc.  It does not mean that you have failed but it is just a "blip" on your radar screen so to speak. 


  • Bristles
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Re: Falling off the wagon...
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 02:56:21 PM »
Mustacianism is about making choices.  It is not about a life of isolationism and abhorring spending of all kinds.  If it was an important family visit that happens infrequently I would chalk it up to enjoying your money well and knowing that you're following the principles properly.