March 26, 2013

Flash Blog: Money

Nowadays, many people consider money an end in itself, working endlessly simply to increase their wealth.  Money should be, however, a means to an end – the key opening a door to a happy life, whether that means personal comfort and security or fabulous experiences while traveling the world.
Personally, I come from a background where a banana was, for years, a nearly unheard-of luxury.  I am careful with money, never spending on entertainment what needs to be spent on necessity.  Still, I remember to allow myself little luxuries when the opportunity does present itself – and I hope you do, too.

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  1. You obviously have a sensible attitude to money, as have I.
    I hope you enjoy your treats :-)

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    1. Thanks Carlie! I hope you find ways to treat yourself, too. :-)

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  2. I need to be more frugal again. I was very tight with money when I first moved to Edmonton, and out on my own. However, my husband encourages me to spend on myself...and so I do!

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    1. That's wonderful that your husband is so caring and encouraging!

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  3. I'm a bit frugal with my money as well and when I do treat myself to something I always seem to enjoy it more.

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    1. It's amazing how easily we take usual things for granted, valuing more that which is rare.

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  4. Saving is an important skill to learn, but you're absolutely right. It is important to splurge a little when you can. My husband and I bought each other an antique grandmother clock for our first wedding anniversary. Thirty years later, it is still a beloved piece in our home!

    Linda
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    http://flyinghorsebooks.wordpress.com

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    1. That's such a sweet moment for you two to remember and share!

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