Last month I talked about My Dirty Little Secret.
Why did I wait until the last minute for this month’s post? I was waiting to be inspired. My inspiration came at lunch yesterday with some co-workers. It was a ladies lunch and only four of us made it this time so we had the chance to talk together a lot.
I mentioned that my husband was making chicken chili for the chili cook-off at work (it was today) because we had a lot of chicken in our freezer. I stated that I hardly ever pay full price for meat.
One of the ladies at the lunch is in her 50s and two grown sons who are out on their own. She said she was so happy to be past pinching pennies for milk and bread. She went on to say how great it was to walk into the store and buy whatever she wanted not looking at the prices.
I honestly can’t imagine this. My husband and I have had the conversation on if we were suddenly rich, what would change for us. We have some stuff around the house we would want to do, student loans to pay off, if it was enough for me to quit work even better BUT we always say our shopping wouldn’t change much. Why would we pay full price for meat?? It doesn’t make sense to waste the money we do have even if we have a lot of it.
I told the ladies this at the table and I looks of craziness. Maybe my standards are high in that I expect to save 50% off my total every time I leave Harris Teeter. Maybe I do spend extra time cutting coupons and looking at ads/blogs online for deals. I can’t imagine paying those full prices though. Right now we don’t have the money to not shop like this but if we had extra cash just laying around (if you have that, feel free to share =P), I know we wouldn’t run out the door spend it.
So my question this month is …. do have a savings lifestyle or are you in a savings fad? Think about it. Let me know by leaving a comment!!
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