Daily Highlight 180 - Needs vs. Wants
Thursday, August 29, 2019
I have always been mindful of where our $$$ are allocated. Back when our children were born, we determined if hubby worked two double time days per month that would cover my working for four weeks. That worked out well because I would have been fired anyway because of all the time off needed to care for our middle son. Being a one income family, my mom used to say I could squeeze a nickel so tight the buffalo would sh*t.
There are some things I will not compromise on and sometimes you have to spend more up front to reap the rewards. I always bought the boys good quality socks and shoes, they lasted until the boys out grew them. A friend told me about a great deal on cheap socks... they didn't even last 6 weeks. What???? I cannot be replacing socks every 6 weeks for 3 boys. Sure we didn't have fancy vacations, but we did have fun and I wouldn't go back and change anything.
I spent a $1 more on fragrant organic strawberries, they tasted like they were local and were savored, not gobbled. Satisfying needs is important, wants.. not so much.
Having my needs being met.
Being able to see opportunities.