10 Things I Gave Up in my Low Buy

by - Monday, November 25, 2019

In order to pay off my huge credit card payment and to pay off some other things I have to pay off (like stuff I bought using services like Klarna and Affirm), in addition to saving up to pay off my future student loan and my payday loan, I've had to give up a few things just to make things work, and here are 25 of those things...

  1. Makeup-I know this is really hard considering I do blog about beauty, but I've had to give up buying makeup for a while, and you know what? It really is beneficial because I have enough makeup to last me about 2 lifetimes and that's a lot. I've decided to not buy any makeup until I use up at least half or 2/3s of what i have (barring repurchases) 
  2. Twitch/Patreon subscriptions-This one hurts way more than the makeup because some of my friends are affiliates on Twitch or have Patreon accounts and it honestly makes me feel horrid that I can no longer financially support them, but it's honestly not worth incurring a $35 overdraft fee when I know I don't have the $5 or $10 to support them. 
  3. Subscription boxes-This one is passable because subsciption boxes are fun, but I realize now they're mostly used for Youtube and blog content, and I've since stopped filming as much on Youtube. 
  4. Instacart-No more shopping for my own groceries rip. However, I can still use my mom's warehouse store card to get gas and food that I want there. 
  5. Netflix/Hulu-This one doesn't hurt either because the only thing I ever did watch on Netflix was the Walking Dead and repeatedly watching Zombieland (which is my favorite movie btw). Hulu is another thing I don't regret giving up because the only thing I ever did watch on there was the odd zombie movie I haven't seen and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. 
  6. Crunchyroll-This one hurts a little more than Netflix or Hulu because I am an anime nerd (I was in the middle of watching the Ace Attorney anime after watching my internet sister/best friend Tabi play through the entire game on her streams), but I'll get it back once I have enough money. 
  7. Clothes shopping-I'm not a huge fan of clothes shopping, but when I do shop, it's mostly on Boohoo and shoe sites. I've spent over $300 on shoes and clothes alone, and honestly, it doesn't even hurt at all because with some other items in my wardrobe, I can put together an outfit for work in about 5 minutes. 
  8. Games-I've had to stop buying games because of my low buy (which hurts my heart as a huge gamer), but I know that I'll be able to get those games later, whether or not they're part of a sale. 
  9. Impulse buys on Amazon-This one does not hurt at all because Amazon is a dangerous trap where I get sucked in and buy some impulsive things like a phone stand, anything rose gold, and looking there is dangerous too because I always  find something I either need or want. 
  10. Subscriptions in general-I've had to stop my Rooster Teeth First subscription mainly because it's now the same price as a year's worth of Xbox Live Gold ($60), and for me to pay $120 for two subscriptions isn't worth it, especially one I barely even use (I only used my Rooster Teeth First to watch old episodes of RWBY and Red vs Blue). 
What things have you given up in your low buy? 

You May Also Like