It would be really really easy
It would be really easy to spend every dollar I take home each month. If I cut out my retirement contributions, it would be a bit harder, but I’m sure I could manage it. Designer shoes? Sure, why not?!
This month is tough. I generally do a good job with my savings, but I do not hesitate to drop my cash savings by $50 in a month order to allow us to go out for a night if something comes up. I’ll only be young once, I only feel like going to clubs once every six months (or less), so if the moment seems right, I’ll spend the money and seize the day. In general, no, a single night out is not usually worth $50. But on occasion, yes, it really is.
September is full of seizing the day.
I’m taking a vacation day today. We have some old friends in town, which is my main excuse, but I really just want a day off. Even if it means working 9 and 10 hour days next week. I’m sleeping in a little, then going for a run on the beach. Lunching with my friends, perhaps going to the Getty (if they want) or laying on the beach.
Today will be relatively cheap, but tonight, we’re going O-U-T. I hope at least, no firm plans yet. I love a good excuse to get dressed up and go out on the town. I like being in a crowded club with loud music, weak overpriced drinks (ok, that is not my preference, that is just how they come) and dancing (badly). I like pretending like I’m forever 25 (21 is just too young) and forever care-free. I don’t like it enough to do it often, but I like it enough to be excited about it when I make it happen.
This post is a bit disjointed — I’m actually writing it Thursday night after 1.5 glasses of wine with said friends. So whatever.
Honestly, I was going to write about how (I think) by the end of 2009 I’ll have made $50k in retirement contributions total. But to get accurate numbers, I’d have to dig out tax forums, and it seemed like a lot of work. Maybe later?
Happy Friday all!