By Jonathan Clements
thinking about tomorrow,” sang Fleetwood Mac. It’s a shame they weren’t financial advisors.
We save money today so that we—or our heirs—can spend at some point in the future. A good tradeoff? I strongly believe that it is, and you wouldn’t be a HumbleDollar reader if you disagreed. Still, during this season of holiday shopping joy, it’s worth reminding ourselves that, yes, we should indeed think about tomorrow.
Living for Today.
There are two major reasons to focus on today and, I’ll readily concede, they are compelling. Reason No. 1: It offers the chance for immediate gratification. We get the thrill of spending right away and, perhaps just as important, we don’t have to summon any self-control or ponder alternative
uses for the money. We see it, we like it, we buy it. End of story.
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