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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day One Hundred Sixty-One

Ok, hear me out. Money. Does it frustrate anyone else?

It's not like we're lacking in the money department - far from it. We're not rich, but we're comfortable, and it's to a point where I really shouldn't be freaking out about a little purchase. Let's take for instance work. People constantly go over to the Class Six and buy snacks, or they go over to the PX for lunch and get Subway. Today, I was contemplating getting a chocolatey treat that would cost maybe 80 cents. Aside from the fact that the calorie count and sugar count dissuaded me, I also decided not to spend 80 cents. Really Chantal? 80 cents won't break the bank.

Does anyone else have this issue? An overwhelming guilt over spending money? I know we're saving up for IRAs, vacations, houses, children and etc., but isn't money there for spending? (Here, Brandon would chime in with something witty). We hit our savings goal almost regularly, so why do I feel bad about spending the extra money? Or spending the money that's allotted in my budget? I don't know!

Anyway, I'm not feeling depressed, just a little perplexed over this. It's not the first time either!

In other news, I was productive at work, at least in my eyes. We decorated the office and put up a tree. I helped customers, inputted information, did other stuff. It was a good day! I capped it off with a run/walk with Dexter, who is finally sleeping on the couch (he wanted to play fetch for a couple hours after the run...) On TV? The Sing-Off!

3 comments:

  1. I always feel bad about purchases, and I know it stems from growing up somewhat poor. We weren't destitute by any means but we definitely budgeted after my parents got divorced. And also from college, where ramen was the staple...etc.

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  2. The candy bar thing hits me every time. I think it has to do with the fact that the same candy bars used to be 40 cents and now they're over 80. I don't think it's the impact on the bank account, it's really the thought: "Is that small candy bar, and the 5 minutes of pleasure that come with, really worth almost a dollar?"

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  3. I am the same way when it comes to little purchases. Don't fret! IT could also be this time of year when we are making bigger purchases then normal. I am glad you got to decorate the tree. Sounds fun.

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