Sunday, February 13, 2011

Splurge on Experiences

I'm reading a book right now about being a cheapskate.  I'll review it for everyone when I finish it.  The general gist of the book is that being frugal and limiting our consumer ways can really increase our happiness.  Which, you've probably guessed, is something I'm kind of into.

Anyway, one of the chapters I read today talked about how we should stop spending our money on stuff and start spending it on experiences.  The experiences are what we'll remember when we're eighty sitting on the porch in our rocking chairs anyway, not all the items we once owned.

And after a wonderful weekend spent visiting family and friends, I have to agree.  Laughing, chatting, seeing movies together...that's the good stuff.  I'm so glad I splurged on a ticket to go home for a quick weekend getaway.

Totally worth it.

The yummy-laden table.

Proud grandmothers.

What are your favorite memories from your life so far?  Do any of them involve stuff/objects, or do you mostly remember experiences fondly?


  1. I love that, spend on experiences, not on things. One of the lessons or principles we want to abide by this year is for special rewards and treats for the kids, instead of going out and buying them more stuff, take them to a special outing like ice cream or the zoo. I think that's way more meaningful and worthwhile in the long run. Thanks so much for linking up!

  2. Sure thing! Great idea using experiences for rewards for the kiddos. Some of my best memories from my childhood are lazy days at the zoo.