My mom lamented the start of another workweek. She moaned, "You are so lucky you don't have to work!"
I thought for a minute and replied, "You know what? I am lucky, but I work very hard not to go to work!"
How frustrating when a friend wishes she could have "your lifestyle" or complains about never having any money, yet consistently makes choices that prevent her from coming home. The unspoken, "behind the scenes" work is what keeps our household under budget. I'm all for squeezing the most lifestyle from our paycheck, but maybe I'm doing too well concealing how little we actually spend. How do you strike the right balance between living well, by the world's standards, and being known as the tightwad on the block? Or should it even matter?