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Polyester and Pink Flamingoes
by Nikki Willhite
They say that you spend the first half of your life buying
things, and the second half giving them away. For most people, I
think this is true. There comes a point in your life when comfort is paramount, and
material possessions lose importance. I call this the "Polyester and Pink Flamingos" stage of life.
You are like a train going uphill. Eventually you will reach the
apex of the hill. From this vantage point, you see things a lot more clearly.
You will have a better realization of what is really important in life. Comfort
will be more important than fashion. Security will trump possessions.
Possessions that are not used become clutter and a financial regret.
You are now thinking of the future when you will not be earning
income. You wish you had purchased fewer items and saved more
money. The things that bring you the most happiness are the memories of
time spent with family and friends, and hugs from your grandchildren.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE THE TWILIGHT ZONE TO YOU?
I can see where it would, but as a woman who has been around the
block a few times, and reached that apex, I can tell you that
things look different from the top of the hill.
Don't fill your final years with regret
over money wasted on unnecessary purchases or services. Those expensive
manicures are going to be meaningless to you someday. You are going to wish you
had the invested the money. Live a simple, yet comfortable life. Be wise with
your money. Value the energy of your youth, and prepare now to enjoy the coming
days of "Polyester and Pink Flamingos."
Frugal Wisdom Thru the Ages
What does it mean
to be a frugal person?
Frugal people like to save money and stay out of debt. Frugal people spend
their money carefully. Frugal people are
Thrifty, Prudent, Economical, Sparing, penny-wise, penny-pinching and ...happy!
save money on the things that are not important to them so that they can have
the things that are important to them.
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