This has been kicking around in the back of my head for quite awhile, so I thought I’d put my thoughts down on paper (so to speak)…
With all the hand-wringing that goes on about saving money, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that it’s okay to spend money. And I’m not just talking about “needs” here… Believe it or not, it’s even okay to spend money on things that you want, but don’t really need. In fact, that’s the whole point of having your finances in order, isn’t it?
Don’t get me wrong, getting (or staying) out of debt and saving for the future are incredibly important, but don’t forget to enjoy your life along the way. Of course, you don’t want to overdo it and decimate your savings or run up a huge credit card bill, but you likewise shouldn’t overdo it in the other direction and wind up leading an overly ascetic life.
There. I said it. Now have a great week.