I’m materialismally challenged. (Shut up, spellcheck! That is totally a word! So is spellcheck!)
Recently a good friend of mine sent a text inviting me to go shoe shopping with her at the mall.
ME: Ew! I hate the mall. And shopping. And shoes.
HER: But they’re 30% off!
ME: What’s the sale price?
HER: Around $60.
I didn’t go, of course. She knew I wouldn’t. I’ve never paid $60 for a pair of shoes in my life, not even for my wedding. My go-to store is Goodwill. Look at this awesome outfit I got from there right before Christmas. $2.99 for the shirt, $1.99 for the tank top, $4.99 for the jeans.
But that doesn’t make me cheap. It just means I was able to take the money I saved on clothes to buy this sweet $32 necklace from SurlyRamics.
And it’s not just clothes. I got this really cool chair for free:
And used the money I had set aside for furniture on this set of Harry Potter books. It was $120, but it came with a Hogwarts trunk! It’s a cardboard trunk, but still!
Also, the cool multi-colored patchwork pillow on the chair up there? $42.
So I’m not cheap. I just have really weird financial priorities.