I swore off buying new clothes in December of 2008. So far since then I have bought some socks, underwear, and one pair of shoes (for $20, originally $139) that I bought on an impulse and really need to take to the consignment store.
I technically have bought a couple of more dresses since I have some special events coming up, but I have not worn them and will count them as bought when I first wear them in public.
My 2010 resolution is to go to no medical professionals except for eye and dental care. I have gotten through more than a quarter of this year and so far, so good.
Last year I had an annual exam with no findings. I had to have an additional diagnostic test after my mammogram last year. I have a high deductible, so I had to pay the bill (adjusted after Blue Cross/Blue Shield review, to note). I have made a mental accounting that I used my this-year-mammogram budget on that second test last year.
I have been very blessed with good health. I can count on two hands the days that I have taken off for sick leave in the 18 years since I came back to work after staying home with the children (and this counts the time taken off to go to regular exams). Some of that time was for physical therapy on my leg after I decided that at age 47 I was going to start running. I don't run anymore, so I won't have to face those bills and that time off. Common sense can save so much money.