Yo, yo, yo people. Hope your weekend was equally as unproductive as mine 🙂 I’ve got a fever and the only cure is more
cowbell money. I’m a freakin frugal fruitcake (take that alliteration)! My first week back from my workcation and I’m stressed. I forgot how expensive it is to have friends, eat food, and drive a car.
Over the last seven days I had an unexpected vehicle incident, which ended up costing me $180. I dropped $224 on renewing my car’s registration. Spent about $50 dining out with friends. Paid my cable bill, blah blah blah….
Basically I made a bunch of insignificant purchases, but still feel overwhelmed. WTF? I have plenty of money in my savings account, most of these expenses were anticipated, and most were unavoidable. Why the heck am I having an internal financial panic attack?
I definitely don’t want to become so frugal I can’t enjoy spending my money, but I’m afraid I might already be there. I embrace frugality, but at some point it just becomes an inappropriate love affair that can ruin happiness.
Fortunately, I’m not quite to that point. I’m using today’s post as a reminder (to myself) that it is okay to spend my hard earned money. Do you other frugal dudes and dudettes suffer from a borderline OVERsavings problem? Ever felt guilty about going out to dinner, even though you deserve to go out and have the finances to do so? Slap some sense in to me and cure me of my disease.
p.s. check out this story about a woman who was so frugal she lived in a small condo even though she had a networth of $35.6MM