Each has our own list of splurges and it is those things that show who we are as an individual. I have had many in the past:
- Garage sale treasures
- going out to eat
- one of my past indulgences was Little Golden Books written in french (talk about weird)
Others I have seen are
- clothing beyond the necessities
- men's toys - boats, 4 wheelers, top of the line tools that don't get used
- quilting fabric
- a manicure or pedicure
The list can go on forever.
Something about having "extra money" makes us feel, or reminds us that we are rich even despite the overall challenges we might be dealing with.
Of course I'm not referring to those who routinely have an over spending problem that they are trying to curb. The advice might be taken as telling an alcoholic that only one drink is okay. I'm referring to those who are seeking to manage on a limited or reduced income and are scraping to make ends meet every month.
Years ago I learned it was important to budget "extra money" or spending money in, even if it was only $5 a month for an ice cream cone. Going on month after month and feeling like no headway is being made can cause one to loose hope and give up, or blow all their efforts with a major spending spree.
Of course, I could have showed the picture of a book right here but it just didn't seem like it would give the same message :)