September 26, 2011
Picking and Choosing
It seems as though everything in our lives is being sorted into wants and needs. Do we need food? Yes. Does it have to come from a restaurant? No. Do we need a car? Yes. Should it cost almost as much as our mortgage? No. Do Kennedy and Georgia need to go to preschool. Probably not, but it's good for them and the only negative we can come up with is the cost, so preschool stays. Do we need TV? In our house, there are probably 5 different answers to that question. Can we get by with fewer channels? Absolutely. Will it be good for us? Undoubtedly. Does mommy need margaritas? Yes. Do they have to be served by Mexicans? No. They will probably be just as good served at home by my husband.
It's interesting sorting through our life this way. It's interesting to think that 2 weeks ago, most of the nos would have been yeses and the yeses would have been nos.
What is the first thing you would give up to save money? What is something you would keep no matter what?