I Can’t Afford To Save Money

I recently overheard another person saying, “I saved $100 at Kohl’s/Target/insert department store name here today.”

The statement should really be said this way:

“I saved $100 at Kohl’s by spending $200.”

Let me clearly understand this:   I saved money by spending?

If that is the case, I can’t afford to save money.

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3 Responses to “I Can’t Afford To Save Money”

  1. @michaelharrison October 18, 2010 at 5:17 am #

    I had this conversation last night with my lovely wife over a box of teeth whitening strips. Yes, we saved money. But the money we spent to save $20 bucks wasn’t in our budget. Just a thought. Thanks for sharing, Joe.

  2. Lisa Ashby October 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Before I got my financial life together, this was the line I used with every purchase. Somehow, saving money was justification for spending money I didn’t have. I’m so glad I’ve changed since then. :)

  3. Steve Stewart October 22, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    AMEN Brother! Amen!

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