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Old 10-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by keonli
I really miss the feeling of spending and not worrying. We're still surrounded by people who can spend as they please and it makes us self-conscious when we have to decline on going out or small trips because we can't afford it. I mean, yes, we probably can if we spent the way they did and didn't worry about savings or paying bills on time, but that's not my style.

And I hate the fact that after all this time with budgeting, I cannot spend money on myself without feeling guilty and worrying about the "what ifs".
I have never experienced that freedom. I analyze every purchase, even when we have plenty of spare cash. I think growing up working class leaves me always fearful that we are one bad move away from being in the hole, or at the least paycheck to paycheck.
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