I recently stumbled upon Mrs. Frugalwoods and was very inspired by her.
I thought that I had a ridiculously high savings rate, allowing me to retire by 2023, within 2.8 years of finishing fellowship. Most (soon-to-be) radiologists look at me like I’m some sort of weirdo who derives pleasure from “beneath-average-physician-standard-of-living” and obsessed with saving.
Reading Mrs. Frugalwoods articles produced as a stay-at-home mom on their 66 acre ($400k) homestead in Vermont reminds me why I am so happy and not the least deprived living the standard of living I enjoy today.
Furthermore, she inspired me to save more and cut out all the silly purchases.
Effective today 7/20/2016, I will not buy clothes for myself for 3 years. I’ll check in periodically and fess up if I falter for the next 3 years.
Here are 10 reasons off the top of my head why I think this vow is a natural next step in my life.
1. I have all the clothes I need.
2. Everything (other than food) I’ve purchased in last 12 months did not increase my quality of life.
3. I only use 10-20% of what I currently own.
4. I dislike clutter. I love space.
5. I have no time to shop. I’m a resident/blogger/tutor/mom/author/lecturer.
For 5 more awesome reasons to my shopping ban, you may read the remaining article here, published on Physician’s Money Digest.
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