Everybody’s life and situation is different. I know people that are eyeballs deep in debt – and go out to lunch every day, and stop at Starbucks and spend $5.00+ on a coffee. To each his own. What I can’t stand is when they complain they have no money and then spend needlessly.
I am not the best person when it comes to dealing with money – but I do OK. I pay my bills and my family doesn’t go without. Some cash goes in the bank, we vacation every so often, and I am even able to stash away preparedness supplies as well.
Some websites and other bloggers do their best to make you feel like dirt if every penny doesn’t go towards paying off your debt. I think we all need to be reasonable. I mean – you can be responsible and pay your bills, provide for your family, as well as blow some money on things such as this, or this. To each his own.
Life should be fun. I like watching movies. Streaming Netflix and buying a DVD or Blu-Ray…..for me well worth the money. Spend $150 on going to a Carolina Panthers game (and watching them loose) – something the kids will always remember. Drive a couple hours and spend money on gas to go up in the mountains and pick apples – wonderful. These are examples of what I find it worth it to spend extra money on.
I write a lot about preparing for the future. How about living for the now as well?