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.
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".
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