When it comes to spending money, women are masters at rationalizing expenses. We can shop a sale, spend several hundred dollars, and declare that we’ve actually saved money. AND we believe it!
Yep, that’s right! If we actually saved more money by shopping the sale than the actual amount of money spent, we believe that we have saved a bundle. Example: if something is 75% off, we have spent only 25% of what we could have spent had we not waited for the sale. Are you with me here? This is female math so it may be difficult for the men to keep up.
The truth is, we like new stuff! Shoes, clothes, handbags, jewelry, linens, dishes, furniture, make-up, and knick-knacks are things that make our hearts go pitter-patter. We are extremely creative when it comes to finding money in the budget for the things we have our eye on. It’s a challenge we take very seriously!
On the other hand, when it comes to buying things we need that aren’t quite so shiny and pretty, we are always complaining that we don’t have the money for it. For instance, the last time my car was in for service, they told me I needed to have my brakes replaced soon. The price seemed completely out of my budget so I am a bit in denial about having to spend money on brakes. Yes I understand that they are EXTREMELY necessary for safe driving conditions but they just don’t excite me like a new pair of shoes, therefore, I’m having difficulty finding the money in my budget. I just can’t embrace spending that much money on something that I can’t even see. I hate having to be so responsible. Yuck!
Just in case you are worried at this point about what areas of town I drive in because my brakes are liable to konk out any minute and you want to steer clear of me, they did tell me I had a little time before it was an urgent situation. Sheesh! I WILL take care of it but I won’t like it. I’ll be thinking of how many cute outfits I could have for the price of front brakes. I may even shed a tear or two over it because it’s really not my idea of a fun shopping trip. This doesn’t excite me at all!