The Main Course
Here we are trying to save more money and achieve our vision of optimal financial health, when we suddenly see something that we must have…or perhaps some emergency comes up and we need to spend cash ASAP. I think back to the 2019-2020 holiday season (not even 2 months ago) and it was hard to resist the temptation to spend. Should we resist the temptation of buying more and more things? Or should we give in and buy whatever our hearts desire? (My wallet is pretending not the hear the latter)
At least for me, I think it’s a matter of where you are in life. Not everyone is in the same situation (financially, health…). Also, even if we were in the same situation, we might not be in the same head space (mindset). Think of the last time someone told you about a spiritual awakening they had and were so enthusiastic about it and you couldn’t really relate: it’s likely that you weren’t in the same mindset. Or perhaps you were in an art museum with your close friend and you suddenly heard your friend say “This painting speaks to me. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before.” and they start tearing up. Meanwhile, you are doing your best to hold back the laughter, ready to pop out at any moment.
I’m someone who tends to be too savvy with money. And I say “too”, since it can sometimes feel like I’m preventing myself from having many things I like. While it is nice to be financially healthy and saving (and investing) every penny. It can also be beneficial to “let loose” financially and indulge in the consumerism. If everyone was savvy with money and didn’t spend it even on coffee, then who would stimulate our economy? Would we have all of this “economic growth”? (*cough* buybacks)
- What’s going on in the U.S. political atmosphere? Will Trump be impeached?
- Did you hear about the young trader who “YOLO’d” away significant portion of his savings?
- The XFL is re-debuting this year. Will it be a success or a total flop?
So I am trying out new terminology and looking for the sweet spot in post length. Let me know what you think about them.