I have always loved to shop, and it was never a problem because my husband had a job that paid very well. When they downsized though, he was one of the first ones to be laid off. He was able to get another job quickly enough, but it did not pay as much. We were able to still pay our bills, but we had to keep a budget for any extras. Instead of letting it interfere with my shopping, I just got creative. Instead of buying brand new clothes, I started buying used clothing.
I had never even considered it before, but I wish I had because of the amount of money that I save each month just on clothes.