I've been there looking at the sales rack thinking 'it is only two dollars...that is a really good deal.' However, this can also be a problem. I have to keep reminding myself just because it is on sale doesn't mean I should buy it. I was looking through the newspaper ads on Sunday. It is easy to fall in the trap of buying stuff just because it is on sale. Yes, you are saving money....but at the same time you maybe wasting money. I was looking at coupons for a certain cleaning product that I never buy....I don't really like the product. There was a coupon for $2 off...I started to reconsider the product. Chances are I would buy the product, use the coupon, try the product, then leave it sitting in my cleaning closet until I eventually threw it away. So yes, I saved $2...but wasted money at the same time. I am finding this out in other areas of shopping....especially kid's stuff. Mason has plenty of summer clothes....honestly, way more than he needs. However, it is hard to pass up an entire new outfit for a couple bucks....or a really cool toy I find on Craigslist. It's like having 10 dollars and walking down the dollar aisle...sure you can buy more stuff, but the question is do you need that stuff?
My husband and I usually find ourselves discussing ideas we read or hear about money, parenting topics, and family stuff. This is our journey to find ways to save money, discover new things to do as a family, hear other people's ideas, and basically learn how we can start to live an easy, simple life.
Quotes I like.
Live like no one else, so one day you can live like no one else- Dave Ramsey
Once you get over the need for things and pursuing
stuff it is amazing how frugal you are able to live!
I don't know if this helps you at all but financial freedom
it just that, FREEDOM!
Debt is normal, so be werid.
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Hebrews 13:5
How can I further Your kindgom, while I'm so wrapped up in mine? -MercyMe