~~ A Time to Splurge, and a Time to Pinch Pennies ~~
A friend of mine never understood why his neighbors spent a lot of money on things he didn’t care about, like houses and cars. To him, these things weren’t worth the money. So one time when he was being particularly grumpy about it, I asked him about his family’s spending habits.
I had noticed that compared with most families I knew, his family appeared to spend a lot of money on vacations and even more on recreational gear. My friend, being a smart guy, took only a moment to see the disconnect. Both my friend and his neighbors had made a decision that it was worth it to them to spend more on things and experiences that they really valued.
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