Cinnistew, I don't think any of us are ready to bet our lives on the use what I have and buy less goal. But it is all about moving forward, so if we can do better next year than we did this year, I say it is a win. Let's just look to January and try to succeed for that one month. Then we can see how we did and see what is realistic for February, etc.
And you know what they say -- that practice makes perfect, so in the process of trying to improve your techniques, that gives you every reason to use what you have.