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Started by Sam, September 16, 2018, 09:58:01 AM
Quote from: numbers on September 16, 2018, 11:20:03 AMSo, I have been cured. Perhaps too cured.
Quote from: numbers on September 16, 2018, 12:29:51 PMSam,You hit the nail on the head just turned 66.The old age comment hurts, but its right on point LOL!
Quote from: Hayden on September 16, 2018, 09:20:36 PMI think that spending more comes with knowing that it doesn't effect your overall plan.
Quote from: Jsmith on September 17, 2018, 07:03:42 AMI definitely find myself dealing with this as a recent college grad. Even though I have a great job to start out, I find myself unable to go out and spend money even on semi necessary things (For example, I've been putting off a trip to the mall to avoid buying new pants and shoes for work lol) At 22, I have a long way to go to get to the aging cure option
Quote from: gkc on September 17, 2018, 05:35:51 PMIf its a disease we need to figure out a way to make it infectious. Way too many people up to their eyeballs in debt these days.
Quote from: EmilyMorgan on November 05, 2019, 01:49:41 AMBeing frugal is great. Being too frugal is not so great, I think. When you try to save every penny, because you just lack cash for living, that's natural. But when you save every penny having a sufficient amount on your bank account, it's strange a bit.To my mind, spending habits depend on how confident you are. Sometimes it's ok to spend a little bit more money if you have a stable job and earn enough to live and save. Although, emotional overspending is a disease.Don't make frugality your disease, just be a smart spender!
Quote from: Sam on September 16, 2018, 09:58:01 AMPart of the reason why I published Samurai September: Your Financial Cheat Month (https://www.financialsamurai.com/samurai-september-your-financial-cheat-month/) is to will myself to spend more money. One of the things I wanted to get was a $118 pair of jogging pants with zipper pockets. But I've gone to the store 3X now and I cannot get myself to buy the damn pants. Instead, I went and bought $40 Adidas track pants with zippers and feel it's good enough.I was also trying to will myself to spend money on a new iPhone. Business expense of course. But after 30 minutes of excitement watching the new features on video, I decided NAAAAH. My iPhone 7+ is good enough, and instead, I spent $107 fixing my stupid cracked screen instead of spending $1,300.What are some ways in which you've willed yourself to spend more? How is it that so many Americans are able to spend so much and NOT feel guilty or terrible about their present and future? Do they simply not fear poverty or difficult times?