I have a confession to make. Now that we're finally out of debt (except the mortgage), my wife and I decided to celebrate and go out shopping. We both got the urge to just drop our budget and go spend crazy for just one day, so we each took one of the credit cards and and went our separate ways.
My wife went to Macy's. There was this purse that my wife has been looking at recently for $600 that she just had to have. She bought it. And she bought several new outfits for work, summer, spring and next fall.. Total damage, $4000.
I went to Best Buy. I have been eyeing this 60″ Plasma screen TV for the past year – and I finally just broke down and bought it. You only live once, right? And my birthday is coming up next month! Price tag – $4000.
I also decided that I wanted a Blu-Ray player now as well since the whole High-Def format war is over. And while I was at it, I also got a new Nintendo Wii to hook up to my huge new TV. There's another $700.
So for the night we ended up spending almost $9000 dollars, and it felt so good.. We don't have the money, but I'm tired of all this penny pinching, budgeting and responsible living. Why not go out and spend a little of your hard earned money on some luxuries once in a while, right? Sometimes it feels good to spend money you don't have on things you don't need!
That's my new motto – if it feels good – spend!
* April Fools! We didn't really go out and spend 9 grand on things we don't need. We may feel like it sometimes, but we're committed to wiser spending. Have you ever felt like doing something like this though?