My head is still spinning from all the information I learned and the people I met at FinCon. The keynote speaker had a big impact on me. I am a self-proclaimed miser and I take pride in it. This stems from childhood stuff (I’m sure I will end up in therapy at some point) but my frugal nature has done me well for the last 20 years.

Now it’s time to reexamine my philosophies. Ramit Sethi, the guy that wrote I will Teach you to be Rich asked the crowd to list their last splurge and what they would buy if the had endless amounts of money. Some were very proud of their last splurge and some were embarrassed and showed shame.

I feel a twinge of disappointment with every purchase I make and I feel judgment when I see others mindlessly spending. At this point in my adulthood, I should be able to buy a new pair of boots without feeling guilty. The boots answer was my favorite!

“Spend extravagantly on the things you love, and cut costs mercilessly on the things you don’t.”

-Ramit Sethi

So how do you change your mindset to buy what makes you happy without feeling wasteful or frivolous? I pay myself first. I budget for my day to day AFTER automating my retirement savings. Why shouldn’t I live a little a buy my own fabulous pair of boots?

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  1. What do you think your boot equivalent could be? Maybe start with laundry baskets that nest inside each other. The return on happiness investment might amortize out nicely for something like that. Then those that you are not using can be repurposed for organizing sports equipment, groceries in the back of the car, shoes near the entry (or whatever you want). You got it girl.

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