$1,780 is what it cost to book two last minute tickets to Lost Island. I let the web page sit for a while, hesitant to click away a nice chunk of savings. But what’s the use of money if it’s not spent? We can save and save and save until we have some magical number we call “enough.” Or, we can live for experiences that will last until our memories gray.
Why is it that some of us have spending paralysis over good times, but spend so easily on material things? My fear was due to the impermanence of the experience, and the permanent loss of money. That was some time ago when I had little savings. It’s different now. Memories are always what makes me smile the most. It’s as if good memories blossom with time.
Readers, what are your thoughts on impulse spending for experiences? Can spending on experiences be considered less imbecilic than spending on things? If so, why should there be a difference?
The Samurai Fund: +2.1% YTD vs. -0.53 S&P 500. I’m making room for a couple new picks to replace a couple existing picks due to inactivity and performance. Shoot me an e-mail if interested and please read the guidelines first.
Yakezie Alexa Challenge: Stay tuned for a large update this Wed, Feb 24. We’ll discuss what happens when the rules change on us, how to deal and flourish! I will introduce a new initiative which should be able to help more members. Keep on promoting others Yakezies!
HIGHLIGHT POSTS OF THE WEEK
* “Why The 70’s Rock” from Little House in The Valley. One of the most priceless pictures!
* “Millionaire Lifestyle Secrets” from Money Reasons. Surprised to see my vacation house used as his picture.
* “Income Tax Refund: Good or Bad?” from One Money Design. Nobody can eat just one cookie, hence a refund is good.
* “Realistic Expectations For Making Money Through Blogging” from Flexo. It just takes time.
* “Is Passive Income Real?” from Fiscal Fizzle. Most definitely! There’s only one real passive income stream, and that is the interest income earned from your savings in the bank. Don’t let anybody else tell you otherwise!
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