- Aug 15, 2004
I especially mean when you have the money.
Or... if you don't?
Or... if you don't?
Well, that's a nice problem to have! I've found it usually doesn't last too long.Upgradable|1306356890|2930142 said:Mostly I've just got some $$ burning a hole in my pocket. Trying to decide how to spend it.
I am the same way packrat. I *never* spend money on myself, just flat out never. The only things I have really spent on myself are my diamond purchases, and I agonized for so long over those. Last year I got my upgrade, the biggest purchase for myself I have made in my life, and though I love and adore my diamond beyond reason, I still think of selling it sometimes from guilt. This summer, I want to buy something to commemorate the birth of our second child, and I am driving myself BATTY at the notion of spending $500. I gre up poor, very very poor, and you just never really shake that way of thinking of money. We earn very good livings now, it should be so easy to decide to spent $500 or even $1000, but it is not. I doubt it ever will be easy for me to spend any money.packrat|1306373938|2930401 said:I think it depends what it is. Here, we don't ever really "have" the money, if that makes sense..we've got bills, a mortgage, non existent savings etc. There will always be something better to spend the money on in our house, that's just a fact. When I say screw it I'm treating myself (which is something I NEVER did before coming here, and even then took me a full year to do), sometimes I'm impulsive and then sit here and think I may vomit b/c I spent money on myself. Sometimes I hem and haw about it and have to spend hours emailing a friend about it before doing anything.
Do you have things you're eyeing??
I am the EXACT same way!!!Zoe|1306359478|2930186 said:I take forever to make a decision about buying things, especially for larger, big ticket items.
I actually just finished making a PowerPoint slideshow listing the cars we're thinking about buying. Are we buying new cars now or anytime soon? No, not for another year or two, most likely. I research, research, research things and then think about them for a long time 'til I FINALLY pull the trigger. Yeah, I'm weird like that.