Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I do not buy things I want, but do not need, so that my children can have what they want. Horses are an exception, b/c I need them to maintain mental well being...so its a "need", not just a "want"....just saying for the sake of credibility.
I also always consider the manufacture/transport cost of an item. I refuse to buy anything I feel is marked up hundreds of percents. That's insane. And, I never buy anything for myself that does not have a needed and valuable utilitarian application. And, I check the barcode of items at a brick and mortar via the phone for on line prices.
And, at the risk of sounding "silly"... I do not drink soda b/c I don't like it. I see people buy tons of that poison. It probably adds up to $700-800 a year. Little unnecessary and unhealthy stuff like that can add up! And, bottled water? Oh please!! But, I think everyone should be able to buy a big gulp, if they like. :)
And, we rarely eat out b/c I have zero idea what ingredients they use, who made it, what country its from, or how clean their kitchen is...and it saves you a lot of money, too.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.