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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: Why does buying things make you happy?

I was interviewed by Court of Modern FImily, please go check it out, I am #14.


1. Bought

Does shopping actually make you happy? I think it does, and these answers really resonated with me because it’s so true.

2. Chanel-esque

Everyone and their aunt has been messaging me that these Express shoes under $50 (plastic, not real leather) is the perfect Chanel-esque substitute for my toe-cap obsession.

3. 1891

Marriage Advice from 1891. I rather like this one:

—Don’t marry your cousin. It may be very tempting; relatives are often warmly attached to each other from long and intimate acquaintance. Remember that constantly thrown in each other’s society will often create such attachments. With many persons, marriage of blood relations will more or less lead to deafness, blindness, or deformity. It may skip one generation and find another. It may result in disease and weakness. It may be all right, but seven to eight it is risky and uncertain, and you can’t afford to be uncertain in such matters.⁣⁣

4. Executive pinecone

Hear me out. But I think I am about to buy this helicone (?) playable art sculpture because I love it. It’s just so cool! They have a mini helicone but it’s plastic and a large one that is plastic too, but I am willing to pay more for the wood version.

5. Pantry

I loved this peek into a home cook’s pantry and why she uses each ingredient.


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6. Lightbulbs poppin’

I am currently looking at different options for my future closet/wing of the home, and this chandelier keeps rising up on my list.

7. Queen’s Wardrobe

I LOVED the show The Queen’s Gambit, and the wardrobe was equally as stunning. I loved watching this costume run-through. These vintage pieces are not cheap however, if a $500 gift card is barely enough to buy one item, let alone 1/3 of it…. I did like this MGM Dumpster-find of some incredible Dior runthrough she did as well.

8. Colour Wheel

I want to buy these sticky colour wheel notes, but only for Little Bun because he would go bananas over them.

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Posted on February 18, 2017

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