Sunday, March 16, 2008


I've been challenged recently to think about whether my spending reflects my priorities and values. So, I'm making a list of what I think is worth splurging on/investing in/paying full price for. This is what I have so far:

- skin protection and moisturizer (and what really does this mean? Chanel sells a moisturizer for
$100 an oz. and Oil of Olay sells one for $5.49 for 3 oz -- how different are they?)

- teeth (I say this but consistently become furious when the dentist tells me I have to get a filling
that will cost $150)

- shoes

- sheets (I loooooove soft sheets)

- a comfortable mattress

- organic fruits, vegetables, and dairy,
and good food in general made of natural, real ingredients

- a good babysitter

- bras

- great jeans

- wellness (doctor, acupuncturist, massage, specialists, yoga classes, therapist, holistic medicine etc.)

What else would you include here?

What I am amazed to discover is that these things are NOT what I spend money on. In fact, I more often then not skimp in these categories. So, the question becomes, where IS my money, bit by bit, going?

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