Thursday, December 30, 2010


I think I may be turning into a miser.  That scares me.
I know that I am cheap.  I always have been, but lately, I feel like we are better off saving money than doing most things.  We still go out every couple of weeks we go for our $20 date-night together.  Other than that, we don’t do much.   

Todd asked me the other morning, “What do you want for your 30th birthday? Want to go to Ireland?”  I said, “I want to be debt free.”  He responded, “How do I wrap that up in a box?” 

I was completely honest.  I want to be out of debt.  Plus, everything I enjoy is at home.  Not out at a store or restaurant.  I enjoy spending time with my husband over a  homemade meal, watching movies with him (as long as I am sitting up – so I don’t fall asleep before the previews have completed,) reading, our animals, the garden, the hummingbirds, the flowers.

I have gotten to the point that as much as I love to travel, I don’t want to pay for hotels or meals.    

Is it possible to be called a miser when we spend so much? 


  1. I wouldn't call that being a miser, if that is what you *like* to do....then call it being happy!! Is Todd happy like that?

  2. I think that's called being responsible. After you're out of debt you can start thinking about birthday trips to Ireland. After you've got your retirement savings etc. on track you can stop feeling guilty about spending on hotels and meals. Until then it isn't miserly, it is not spending money that you don't have.