Being Frugal and saving money is generally always the preferred choice. Week after week, we write articles about how to save that extra bit of money so we can retire just that much earlier. If you keep up with all the articles that circulate the web, you will definitely get the impression that saving money makes sense at all times and causes.
Yet, there are times when saving money doesn’t make sense. I’m flying back to attend my grandfather’s funeral today. Airline tickets were very expensive, as the event was so sudden and I had to leave in short notice. Since the funeral was Saturday though, I could’ve saved money if I left on Friday instead of today but the chances of delays with airlines was just not worth the extra savings. Making the event was priceless, so unless the difference in airplane fares were so much that I couldn’t afford the cost, there was no way I would try to save money and risk missing the funeral.
Now think about this for a second. Everybody makes decisions involving money all the time, but do you let cost drive your decisions? If you take money too seriously, you might not be making the right choices. Step back and decide for yourself whether money is always the number one priority. If the answer is yes, then you examine if you’ve given up too much for those extra dollars in your bank account. You might find that saving money is worth the tradeoff, but you can also find that there are many other wonderful reasons to spend money. Hopefully, you will find the right answer for yourself.
I’ve made my choice, and I’m going to see my grandpa for one last time.