“I’ll have just one this week and that’s it!”
Have you heard yourself ever say that knowing your heart that it wasn’t true? It ‘s the sweet little lies we tell ourselves in order to survive the day! It’s those moments of craziness that we need a crutch, something to relish, escape! We know in the back of our heads we should be saving our money and stuffing it under the mattress. Ready to invest with our little bundle of cash once the market regains control and slowly rises to new heights!
But in our quest to financial healthiness have we become to puritanical? No longer is take – out an option on those stressful days! Forget the pack of smokes they cost a fortune! And who has time to sip an expensive glass of wine? The one thing left is that glorious five dollar Starbucks caramel macchiatto! The one thing every financial guru tells you to avoid, they remind you that 5 dollars a day, adds up to 182 5 dollars over a year not including compound interest. Yikes!
I have cut back on my Starbucks habit for obvious reasons like ensuring I can still stick into my jeans and the guilt of spending 5 dollars a day on that one glorious luxury. I confess Starbucks is my sweet little lie. It’s my clutch for those horrendous days and my companion when I’m in need of a friend. Perhaps, it does add up, but I just keep telling myself enjoyment is in a good cup of coffee. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
I just sip and enjoy! Afterall, there is worst things in life to enjoy! Isn’t there?
What is your one sweet little lie? Do you ever feel guilty about it?