Monday Money Minute: How to Overcome Guilty Pleasures

Between Monday and Thursday, we exercise regularly, eat properly and budget consciously. But we struggle to avoid our guilty pleasures on the weekend. Friday through Sunday we can down a several pints of ice cream, our entire wine rack, skip the gym and blow our budget. That’s not money conscious or health conscious.

The Guilty Pleasures Tips

That’s why we’ve created a tip to ensure we have a “F.U.L.” weekend every weekend. Full stands for Free, Use and Limit

  • F – Fill your weekend with FREE activities so you spend less money
  • UUSE your budgeted money and only your budgeted money
  • LLIMIT your play and know when enough is enough

With this tip to have a “F.U.L.” weekend, we’ve stopped going overboard and succumbing to our guilty pleasures. This has helped us to control our budget and our diet.

The Guilty Pleasures Tweetable: “Overcome guilty pleasures on the weekend with a F.U.L. plan.”

A Guilty Pleasures Starter and Supplement

We had to first admit to what our guilty pleasures, were so we could eliminate or reduce them. In the comment section below, please share what guilty pleasures you succumb to on the weekends. Then, you can create a “F.U.L.” weekend plan to overcome them.

If you want to learn more about better managing your budget and controlling your guilty weekend pleasures, read our post Dinero Detox.

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Comment List

  • Mario 12 / 10 / 2015 Reply

    Yes! I don’t care where you are in the country or the world; there are tons of free activities out there for the weekend — if you’re just willing to plan for them. Your idea is a great one — the more free activities you plan, the less likely you are to consider last-minute costly activities

    • David Auten 13 / 10 / 2015 Reply

      Bingo Mario! You have to have the plan. The nice thing about planning the free is then you can maybe spend a bit more on something else and still keep within your social budget. It helps to chop the budget up, like we talked about in our Money Chunking video.

  • Mike Delgado 12 / 10 / 2015 Reply

    We’re frugal all week, but loosen up on the weekend. Our guilty pleasure is eating out. Difficult for us to resist Thai, Persian, Indian, and amazing Korean restaurants in our area. Oh, and sushi is never kind on our bill.

  • Bethy 14 / 10 / 2015 Reply

    GUYS! My guilty pleasure is clothes shopping. And now it’s shopping for clothes for my kid. (Who knew it’d be such fun to shop for a baby.) My husband and I are both guilty of this. Hubs and I are currently reworking our budget, since this little human is a $$ sucker.

    • David Auten 14 / 10 / 2015 Reply

      Oh, you don’t know the first of it. John was a huge clothes shopper in our hey day. He shopped regularly at Diesel where jeans ran $200-300 a pair. Yikes! No wonder he had so much credit card debt! 😛

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