Monday, July 9, 2012

Easy come, easy go!

You'd think that after almost 2 years of blogging about being better with our money and appreciating the small victories we have of finding an extra $35 or coming in under budget, that we wouldn't go blow our money so foolishly.

As I mentioned in a previous post, we moved recently. This meant that we would be getting a deposit back from our previous place. We did a great job taking care of and cleaning our unit when we left, so our landlord kindly returned our deposit IN FULL! Imagine our surprise. We were so excited to know that we would have another $600 to put towards our bills.

Yeah, I'm not really sure what happened with that idea, but before you know it, we were hanging around on Saturday night and out of boredom I guess, we decided to swing by our local casino. Bad idea. We blew our "extra $600" on one night out. It wasn't really even much fun for us since the place was packed, super smokey and we never really got up any. 

The whole next day both my hubby and I had sick feelings in our stomachs, thinking of what we could have should have done with that money instead. Easy come, easy go I guess. I just hope we make smarter decisions in the future.


  1. That really stinks! It's so easy to spend money there.

  2. Ugh, morning-after spending regret. I've been there! It's a tough pill to swallow but you'll do better next time!

  3. Oh my, that's a lot of money. I can't imagine speding that much in a casino. My limit is 5 bucks. When that's gone it's gone. I'm not a gambler and only ever go to casinos if its a big deal in my vacation destination and my vacation mates are interested. Sometimes I don't even spend a dime, I just watch them gamble. Maybe next time (if there is a next time) set a limit for yourselves? But hey, lesson learned and the next $600 will be put to great use! :)