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Lattes anyone?

September 14th, 2006 at 09:16 pm

Like many other DINK's out there, it seems to us (and apparently the rest of the modern world) that we really should be farther ahead in this crazy game called life.

I don't exactly know how we got so far behind, so bogged down, but I do know WHY. The great concept of "nickel and diming."

What makes us cave in to those shopping urges? Pure and utter exhaustion - an excuse yes, but also a reality.

As a full-time Registered Nurse and new wife and puppy mom, I'm experiencing the "role stress" phenomenon that often leads to those knee jerk decisions, those easy ways out - a gourmet coffee here, a fluffy magazine there.

I guess the notion that money and life are deeply intertwined isn't exactly groundbreaking, but my recent marriage has really tuned me in to that concept.

More to come on my personal re-realizations about personal finance. Big Grin

3 Responses to “Lattes anyone?”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Welcome QuippyMcFlippy!! Looking forward to your posts!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Welcome! You are exactly right...it is those small holes that get most in the end...Plug those and your financial soundness begins!!!

    Looking forward to your future posts!

  3. Darlene Says:

    Wanted to suggest a middle ground between eating out and cooking for yourself if you are not great at it - a personal chef! It can be cheaper than eating out and come close to groceries if you are not penny wise with your shopping :-)

    Ironically since getting a chef I have started to cook more on my own!

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