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Do you have a hard time spending money on yourself?


Asked by Erica_Smerica at 1:57 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Nope. I have no problem with it... LOL

    Don't get me wrong. Years ago, especially when my son was little. I did. I thought like I see so many women thinking.. "I need this/I want this.. BUT.. So & so needs instead.. So & so wants instead... There are other things I need the money for...." etc..etc.

    Then one day I realised something, and then accepted.. My needs..My wants.. Are JUST as important as my son's and my husband's.. I need and want things, and deserve things just like they do.. And if I do not feel quilty for spending money on them, for whatever reason. Then Why do I or should I feel quilty for spending money on myself.

    Once I had and accepted that realization. I've never had a moment of quilt or 2nd thoughts when it comes to spending money on myself.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • All year long yes, but about once a year, I do spend about $200 on myself and I enjoy it while I am doing it. Occasionally, I will feel a little guilty especially if I made a purchase that was more of a want than a need.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 1:59 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • yes because i feel the money could be spent of something or someone else

    Answer by Shani527 at 2:02 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I do and especially on under garments.

    Answer by QandA at 2:00 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Yes, I do.. But to me this year I need meds. I need decent drinking water its my best luxury. That and maybe a new pair of pants.. We're jobless and I have Breast cancer.. I really realize I can can get by on nothing. But I sure had some weird cravings. I still can't taste or enjoy much.

    Answer by Angellinda at 2:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Not at all... I love to shop and so do my girls...

    Answer by MTM at 2:05 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Yes I do. With 4 kids and a husband, it is hard to spend money on MOM.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 2:05 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Yeppers.... probably because it has been years since I've bought anything for myself. My mom gave me $50 bucks for my birthday to use for something for just me.... I used it for groceries... My kids always come first and my husband bitches that I spend all his money...oddly I am down to one pair of pants and one pair of shoes, apparently I am nickel and dimeing him to death buying groceries, that or I go shopping in my sleep for invisible clothes...


    Answer by WoodWitch at 2:08 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Haha, yes. I hardly spend anything on myself. :)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:28 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Yes. I have to make sure my son has every thing he needs than worry about making sure my fiance has everything he needs. Sometimes I will get myself a book or two but more than 75% of the time I make sure my son and fiance have what they need.

    Answer by DaconosMommy at 4:01 PM on Aug. 29, 2010