« on: February 07, 2018, 10:09:00 am »Message ID: 1196354
I'm a spender, but I know the importance of saving. Me and my husband are trying to save for our daughter who is going to be born in 3 months, but it's hard. Between unexpected bills, this that and the other thing, our good intentions are often thwarted. I think it's important to save for certain things, but I don't think you need to hoard every penny of every paycheck. My parents always taught me and my sisters that memories matter more than material things, and I follow that philosophy as much as a I can. I would rather spend $100 for a day of fun with my husband (and soon-to-be daughter) than stay at home, sit on the couch, watch T.V., and put the $100 into a savings account for nothing in particular. I'm all for having an emergency fund, and saving for big things like college, a new car, a house, etc. But other than that, I live to make memories, because I know I will cherish them forever.