meus intuitus

experiences, not things

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I wrote a blog a while back about spending money on experiences rather than things.  I stated that no matter how much money I make (or don’t make), I will live in a modest house and drive a modest car—the idea is that I would then have more money for living.

For the past six months, I have been renting a room in a house for $333 a month in a city that has an average student housing cost of $500-$600 a month.  I have money for good food, for friends, and for occasional extravagance (admission to an open bar new year’s party, snowboarding, trip to Atlantic City, etc)—and you know what?  Life is good.  What money I have is not being sucked into expensive housing and car payments.  What money I have is going more towards my enjoyment of my life.

I will never be a slave to consumerism.  Mortgages and car payments will never hold me—I will never bind myself to ones large enough.  Spend money on experiences, not things.  It works.

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Written by meusintuitus

January 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm

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  1. Even the poorest of American peasants always seem to have money left over for luxuries like liquor and cigarettes.

    With some resourcefulness there’s much we can do to reduce the economic slavery we’re pushed toward.

    I suppose one has to consider”
    What lasts?
    What really matters?


    January 30, 2011 at 9:51 pm

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