As I wrote about a few weeks ago, when I splurge on something completely unnecessary, I make a payment of the equal amount to my credit card as “penance” for it. The justification to me is that if I can afford to spend money frivolously, I can also afford to pay off my credit card that much faster.
The past few weeks of grocery shopping that I have chronicled on the blog, I have had several small purchases not on my shopping list, but all of them thus far were justifiable in the grander scheme of things (taking advantage of a sale and buying an item I would otherwise have to pay much more for a few weeks later, for example) . Until the herbal iced tea this week.
I admit. I have a serious weakness for Arizona Herbal Iced Tea. It is full of yummy goodness and when Walmart has the monstrous display of the liter bottles on sale…. I find them very very hard to resist.
The iced tea cost $0.98 but it is a taxable item (bah) so my actual cost was $1.04. So this morning when I woke up the first thing I did was logged onto Capital One and made a payment of $1.04.
I wish I had some iced tea left to celebrate with.