Monday 15 October 2007

Raising Frugal Kids

Yesterday we saw an ad for a Cyndi Lauper concert (next Feb/Mar in Sydney) and DW and I were discussing maybe buying tickets for the concert. DS1 asked how much the tickets would cost and I said around $80 each for averaged seats and maybe $200 each for good seats (it turns out the pricing is actually $99 and $135). He straight away asked how much our Cyndi Lauper CDs cost! We had to explain that, yes, it's usually more economical to just buy the CD and listen to it many times rather than buy a concert ticket, but it's OK to treat yourself on occasion, if it's something you really enjoy. There's a fine line between being frugal and being a cheapskate who gets no pleasure out of life and ends up the richest person in the cemetary.

Copyright Enough Wealth 2007

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