... so I was thinking that if I have a goal to look forward to, it would be easier to appreciate my purchases more and it would also help the uncontrolled spending issue . As I was talking to DH today about my idea, he liked it, but we weren't quite sure about the terms. So here's what I'm thinking- have an allowance for 1 bag per quarter OR have an allowance for 1 bag per half year The only thing I have is- what's more reasonable, and what's easier to follow? Right now I've been buying a little more than I should. I'd personally like the "1 per QUARTER" much better than "1 per HALF YEAR", but then again I'm not working with 2 little kids at home and he's the only one working, I personally don't think 1 a quarter would break the bank, but is it reasonable enough for him since he's the one working? I'm thinking it may be selfish? But then again, it's not as much as what i've spent on bags in the past month alone... but i've not kept every bag i got either, and they were all funded by selling an older one... that's now over, so what would be a fair option? he proposed 1 every half a year, and it seemd insane to me at first, looking at how i've just been spending lol, but the more i think about it, is it the "more reasonable" thing to do? I don't know why I can't think clear about this right now. Can you give me your thougts/advise?