Over the vacation week, we spent quite a bit of money in short period of time. I consider myself to be kinda frugal, but I think my wife prefers the term “money conscious”. We’ve worked hard in eliminating our credit debt and building a savings blanket and I must admit, it feels good to not worry about revolving credit debt.
I realized over the weekend, I was often hesitant on spending the money on furniture, when in retrospect, I now consider it money well spent. This is especially true when I factor in that I was prepared to spend roughly $4K on a saltwater coral reef tank! Ahh.. $600 is not that expensive for a metal halide based lighting system but is expensive for an entertainment center audio pier?? Hmm.. I think not.
I’m kinda similar when it comes to martial arts. Sure, I try to save money and look for deals but if I tally up the money I’ve spent on martial arts related material (books, videos, lessons), I’m sure I’ll be quite surprised. For example, consider a costs of say $50/month for group lessons. That comes out to be around $600/yr!
While I don’t believe in cutting all corners as that could decay the “quality of life” as we do need to have fun and find ways to enjoy ourselves without breaking the bank. I admit, I have a sore spot for martial arts, gadgetry and aquariums that I really need to reconsider some of the spending, especially in light of creating a feeling of financial security.