On rare occasion, my husband can be a little extravagant. Sometimes he does not want to wait for something to go on sale. Even if I send a coupon to the grocery store with him, he will forget to use it. He doesn’t want to buy something at a discount when he doesn’t need it, he would rather buy it for full price when he needs it.
We have learned to adjust to each other’s financial views and spending habits. Most of the time it isn’t a problem for us. For the first ten years of our marriage, there wasn’t any money to spend after we paid our bills, so it didn’t matter if the item was on sale, or not. We just didn’t buy it. It didn’t matter if we needed it or not, we didn’t buy it.
But just recently, my husband had a splurge I never imagined. Never in all our years of marriage did I ever imagine my husband would think he needed at item that cost $10,000. One item that is only going to last about four weeks. One item that really wasn’t quite ready for market, but the money was spent, anyway.
She has natural ability, is a bright student, loves what she is doing, so the choice for her vocation has been a good one. She worked for one year after graduating early from high school to earn part of school expenses. She attends school Tuesday through Saturday, then babysits every Monday to earn more money. Her diligence is amazing.