I signed up for the financial newsletter LearnVest a few weeks ago.
Of course, true to form, I went ahead and selected all the various newsletters, so every morning I now have a deluge of emails in my inbox.
I’ve actually gleaned a lot of inspiration from them – blogging and otherwise. Like today, there were a bunch of tips for raising your credit score (apropos to yesterday’s post on regularly getting your credit report).
But what really jumped out at me today was this anonymous quote on spending habits.
I impulsively buy little things that I convince myself I need … but cannot seem to find the money for larger purchases that I actually need. I’ve needed a new winter coat for several years but always think it’s too expensive, so I don’t buy it. However, I go into Costco and spend $220 on random stuff!
When I read this, it so resonated with me that I actually said “YES!” outloud. I think this mentality is the heart of the problem for so many of us.
I have fought so hard to change my own inclination to not delay gratification. I suspect living in the right now is fairly typical for many of us, but I’d love to hear your opinion: Typical or exceptional?
Do you relate to this quote?