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Daily Highlight 180 - Needs vs. Wants

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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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.
Grateful -
Having my needs being met.
Being able to see opportunities.
For evolving.
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  • GABY1948
    Oh how I love this! Took me a few years to prioritize like you but so glad I did it!
    53 days ago
    You are so wise, I love how you think. We each have three sons, that explains a lot! Hahaha.
    53 days ago
    yep thanks to my poor eyesight my husband is the only one working and it its so hard, wow you did amazing raising three boys Hugs
    53 days ago
    Good for you -- spending wisely with a view to real needs (which INCLUDE organic stranberries!!) I love our local Ontario strawberries, now grown for a longer season in greenhouses too . . . very small and bright red all the way through, smell wonderful and taste divine. Do they cost more? Yes. Are they worth it? Yes yes yes.
    54 days ago
    OH I agree! Though I did work in the home when the kids were growing up, we budgeted and lived on DH's salary only. Funny, my Dad said I could make a penny squeak! Ok, so we're both good budgeters! Yup!
    54 days ago
    Resources are precious...spend wisely is always a great philosophy.
    54 days ago
    I sometimes convince my psyche that wants are needs. Such a child sometimes. (smiling)
    54 days ago
    It is good to discern as you do and prioritize. Sometimes the old saying, "You get what you pay for" fits in certain things; I don't buy cheap socks either, but buy them when needed at the annual half off sale. Other things, have to weigh. Good job on being wise with your resources!
    54 days ago
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