Money Talk: What’s one money-habit that you admire in others?
I think frugality. Some people are just GOOD at saving. They are good at denying themselves, not spending money, and just saying “No”.
My partner is 1000% in this category.
He is very good at saying “No” and seeing if it is worthwhile or not (although with household equipment I feel like it is his vice the way style is mine)…
He even FEELS GOOD not buying something, because he feels relief in not wanting it any more because he has saved money.
I don’t really get that. I don’t FEEL good not buying something. I feel better buying it, and then feel guilt and return it. :-\
I also have good friends who are SO GOOD at not just wandering into a shop “just to look”, and/or actually just looking and wandering back out empty-handed even though they saw things they liked or wanted.
I am very much not like that. It is hard for me to not buy something I like.
“I like it, I can afford it, done.” is my mantra..
So.. being good with saving and frugally denying yourself, is a skill I admire in others.
What’s one money-habit that you admire in others?
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