quote:Originally posted by Lamp:
I'm cool with treating yourself after all the bills have been paid. but what about treating yourself after the bills have been paid and you have put aside for savings\retirement.
I agree 1,000%, but for many black folks who haven't had shyt ever and who are bombarded with messages of consumerism - buying stuff is what satisfies immediate emotional needs. I disagree with it. I think we need to create a new set of financial goals and objectives (aspirations) which include 'money in the bank', but as America is set up now - it's all about "stuff"!
Heck, I understand the phenomenon but still fall victim to it.