If her husband is an attorney and they're having van trouble, why not go buy a new car?
Fast forward a week, and my husband receives a significant promotion. A couple of readers suggested I replace the old Volvo wagon, STAT! (We also have a Toyota.)
We've been so grateful that his work responsibilities have kept us one step ahead of inflation. To me, that means we have a GREATER duty to stretch his salary, to pay off our mortgage, and to give.
Will I feel guilty about nudging up the A/C this August? No.
But neither will I fritter away a paycheck a newly-married me would never dream we'd earn.
Our life choices are based on something more than money. Not everyone understands that, but that's okay.