Saturday, May 1, 2010
Posted by Christian Frugal Mama at 10:43 AM
If you know me, you know I am cheap. I hate spending much money for anything. I scoffed at paying $2 for a bottle of Heinz 57 sauce (orginally priced over $5). I turn my nose up at paying full price for much of anything.
That said, my trip to Giant Eagle was very difficult this week. I've recently been hitting the Weight Watchers program again with much enthusiasm. So, to make it easier for me and to help me lose weight, I bought some splurges. I used coupons on almost everything and bought mainly sale items, but it was still much more than I'm used to paying. I was sad about it at first.
But then, I had a revelation. It's ok. I'm worth the effort and money. I don't want to go overboard, of course, but if paying a little more for food that will help me in an area I desperately want to have victory in, then it's worth it. Bare bones frugality isn't right for every season. I'm not going to let saving money and penny pinching put me in bondage anymore than I want the love of money to control me.
How about you? Are there times when frugality isn't the best option and you choose to spend a little more on something important to you? Share with us!
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