Tax season is over. Now what?

With our tax return supplying a nice refund we were finally able to pay off our truck loan.  Now what?  My first thought is that summer is around the corner and the kids and I could use a new wardrobe.  Then it hits me, this is the same thinking that filled my closet with clothes and emptied my savings account.  This bad habit it trying to re-enter my life!  Habits are hard to break so I must protect my thoughts to change my behavior.  Instead of going on a shopping spree I am increasing my savings contributions.  Rather that shop I will clean out my closet and sell the items I don't wear; then I will use the money I make to buy summer clothes at the thrift store for my kids and I.  I may even splurge on a new blouse, when the kids aren't around. 

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