Sunday, March 16, 2008
As I sit in the airport, reflecting on the last seven days of revelry, exploration, and easy-living, I can really only think of one overwhelming theme for myself, and this blog.
On the last two days prior to my cruise, I had been responding to sharp, but spot-on, criticism of my spending habits. At the time, I was defensive, incapable of providing a satisfying answer. But now, it is clear.
Any reader of this blog knows WHAT my goal is, but how about WHY?
It comes down to being able to live life.
Every day I write and think about saving money. However, the purpose is not about counting the zeroes on the bank statement. The purpose is to be worry-free about spending the money. Not to the point of extravagent opulence, but rather, the ability, for instance, to moped, parasail or jet ski at will and have others there enjoying it with you.
To bring it full circle, occasional indulgences are not only non-counter to my goal, but rather a necessary component.
I'm happy to say my numerical goal has suffered from taking this vacation, but I have stayed true to the purpose of the goal.
And, as something to ponder, is the state of happiness something that exists as your personal asset? If so, I'm far closer to the numerical value, regardless of the illiquidity such an asset.
Posted by Finance Guy at 12:15 PM