Improve Your Budget Instantly By Accepting Imperfection

Improve Your Budget Instantly By Accepting Imperfection

If you want to completely ruin your budget, the rest of the world will be happy to help. You can buy something to fix nearly every minor annoyance you’ve ever had. You’ll also go broke doing it. Instead, accept that some things will just be imperfect to make your budget a little lighter.

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As personal finance blog Frugalwoods points out, accepting the occasional imperfection is necessary to saving money. Whether it’s living with a cheaper alternative that’s slightly inconvenient, living in a home that isn’t your dream house, or driving your old car a couple years longer than you wanted to, the tiny imperfections can add up to a fortune if you try to throw money at the problem:

What we’ve discovered…is that accepting imperfection is not only frugal, it’s also liberating. Instead of chasing our tails, we spend time learning new skills and devising ways to circumvent the consumer spending machine. Far more interesting and fulfilling than simply slapping down money to solve every little inconvenient nuance that comes our way.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to just live with every bad thing that happens. If you’re sick, go to a doctor. If you need to spend money to get into a better position, by all means, do it. The whole point of earning money is to make your life better. However, if the problem you’re going to spend money on is one you could just as easily live with, save your cash.

Perfection Is The Enemy Of Frugality [Frugalwoods via Rockstar Finance]

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