boats on the bay + a finances talk.
Friday, July 8, 2011
i always get the guilt trip after any vacation we take. ed and i are headed to aruba in august (a 3 year belated REAL honeymoon, if you will) and i can't help but question our traveling. i say that like we travel all the time, and we NEVER do. i've never even left the country! can you believe that?
i honestly feel like we should travel more and so does ed. there are so many places we'd like to go and we have no small humans holding us back. nor will we have any small humans for the next 5-10 years in case you're wondering when this will turn into a mommy blog. mark you calendars.
but with travel comes the guilt. week long get aways, as you know, are a huge chunk of change. when we start planning trips, i can't help but think how that huge chunk of change needs to go into our savings. or how that $1500 flight could have bought me a new lens to further my photography business. or heck, ed needs a new suit for work.
like most couples our age, we are tired of throwing our money down the drain on rent. we've made a goal to buy (yikes!) our very own new york apartment by the time we're 30. too bad 30 keeps getting closer and closer.
the question i keep asking myself.... how do you save like mad crazy for a down payment, and not feel guilty about frivolous purchases at the same time?
sorry to get all serious on a friday.