Some of us are thrifty spenders. Some of us are never spenders. Some of us are big spenders. And somewhere in there, you may or may not feel spending guilt when you fluff those new ruffled pillows on the couch for the first time.
Daily Worth contributor Marilyn Zelinsky-Syarto gives her thoughts (that may help you breathe a sigh of relief.. or who knows, maybe will kick your butt) about spending on a new kitchen renovation even though she’s a notorious frugal saver.
” I’m getting my kitchen remodeled as a 50th birthday gift, but I feel guilty. I coupon; I make my own dishwashing detergent; I made my kids start an iTouch fund—and then I blog about all my economizing.
So now I feel like a frugal fraud, because here I am advising others on how to save a buck—while I’m ordering expensive Silestone countertops.
It doesn’t help that most of my friends, family, and readers are penny-pinchers, too…”
It’s easy to feel that guilty cringe sometimes with home updates and things that aren’t 100% needed. But as Marilyn points out, the point of saving for those things is then having the result. And being frugal doesn’t mean you can’t afford things – it means you’re choosing what to spend on.