I am really not sure what you call it when you go on Amazon and start piling up a wish list into the hundreds, but I consider that my window shopping.
I figure I might as well keep track of things I would like to buy, so that when I have the money I can revisit the items that caught my eye.
I also enjoy going on Craigslist and looking for cheap or free decorative things for the house.
My husband doesn’t care too much for this habit. I think the problem is when I constantly send him links of things to look at in hopes that he will feel it’s a deal too good to pass up 😈 . The problem is since I have no money for “wants”, expecting him to magically pull money from somewhere isn’t too helpful. And I definitely don’t plan on staying in debt one moment longer than I need to because of a painting or a lamp.
I do think it’s a bit therapeutic, though, just to look. And I figure, if anyone wants to know what I’d like for Christmas or my birthday, I’ll have a quick answer!
Do you spend anytime window shopping like this?
Now on to some great posts!
Has a company ever tried to pull a bait-and-switch on you? Derek from Money Ahoy experienced this regarding his home insurance policy. Unfortunately, a few people recently had this dishonest practice happen to them.
It’s amazing what employers will pay for services – or rather, what they won’t pay. Over at Prairie Eco-Thrifter, Stefanie shares her struggles with being underpaid for “serious” work while sometimes being paid well to just “stand around and look pretty”.
Kennedi at Life and My Finances shares three ways to pay off debt. I think any of the options given are good. What’s most important is sticking to whichever works for you so you can be debt-free.
We could all use some motivation and inspiration. Sydney from The Untemplater gives some great quotes to give you a boost! There are some good nuggets here to constantly keep in mind.
Brian gives, at Luke 14:28, a much needed warning that all that glitters isn’t gold. It is a great reminder, and reason to search, within yourself to question your motivation for the things you want to obtain. Everything that looks good, isn’t good for us.
Here’s a few more cool things:
In case you’re into following by example, here’s an article on the schedule wealthy people keep daily.
The government found a new use for those dreaded TSA body scanners. Check out where they are being used now.
I can’t resist these things – here’s what happens when the elderly get on social media :-).
Have a great week!
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