Have you ever had buyer’s remorse? Most of us have, but I take it one degree south of extreme.
Last year, Flip took me to a number of shops to choose a handbag for my birthday. I am very particular when it comes to accessories, so this was the best option. I still use the bag I chose every single day, so it was the right choice.
But the process of choosing a bag was a proper clusterfuck. Tears were shed, serious crocodile tears, because “I want this one, but it is so expensive, I can’t do this to Flip, but now this one is so much cuter and it is cheaper, but what if I find another bag at another shop that I like even more and is even cheaper. Clusterfuck, I tell you.
Do you see my dilemma, and this happens almost every single time I have to make a choice, especially one regarding money.
It is not that the money is the real issue, but it’s what I do with it that bugs the living shit out of me. For example, there is a bonus coming up sometime this year, and I want to buy a DSLR, but then I could actually be buying some nice outfits, or how about that patio set I’m so longing for, or that piece of décor, or how about a holiday (because Canon’s aren’t cheap), and then there’s that treatment I want to get. There are so many things I would like to do, but I dread that every single decision that I will make will be the wrong one and I will regret it in the end.
How do you work through something like this?
I know most people save for one particular thing and then do /buy/eat this and start saving for the next thing, but I’m no good at that.
Credit cards are also out of the question.
As are loans. Debt free and loving it.
What are some of your tips?