We all make room--be it time, energy or money--for people and things which matter to us.
We all make room—be it time, energy or money— for people and things which matter to us.
Many readers and acquaintances think I'm crazy for putting $23,500 into my Roth 403(b) and Roth IRA in 2015 (PGY1-PGY2.) In 2016 (PGY2-PGY3.), I will continue to put the maximum $23,500 into my Roth and meet my new goal of maxing out Mini's 529 at $14,000, all on a projected income of $60-75,000 (PGY2 base salary+ tutoring+ blog).
Quick math—that doesn't leave much room for splurging, does it?
So I am selective with my splurges, like I'm selective with every other aspect of my life :)
To quote one of my heroes and mentors, Dr. Diego Martin, chairman of the University of Arizona Medical Imaging Department, "Possibilities are infinite; time's limited."
Here are share six things I plurge on:
An important life lesson for $72; I'd say that's a bargain.
While some people spend money on ambiance and service while eating out, DWM tends to spare no expense in getting the best quality ingredients possible: organic, non-GMO, seasonal, fresh produce and protein sources. DWM makes simple and quick dishes in the oven and slow cooker that would knock your socks off! This is Chile Verde, ready to serve in 10 hours. Prep time: 10 minutes.
As DWM cares much more about financial fitness than monetary ostenatiousness, she cares very much about physical, mental, and spiritual health. While DWM's perfectly fine wearing rags, she doesn't skimp on classes, activities, and foods that make her and her family healthier.
But enough about me, what do you splurge on? What brings you the greatest amount of and most lasting happiness when you turn over your hard earned dollars?
This article is for informational purposes only and not intended as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a professional accountant, financial adviser or lawyer, before making financial decisions.