The Thrill of Saving

(credit: 401(K) 2012 via Flickr)

(credit: 401(K) 2012 via Flickr)

I thought about what a friend told me the other day about getting a thrill or buzz out of spending money, and had to admit, I do, too. But the thrill for me comes not from spending money, but from getting a great deal.

It’s the deal that turns me on, not the spending.

The more I thought about it, I realized that it wasn’t even the deal that gave me the thrill, although in some ways it was. It was the money I saved as a result of the deal that gave me my buzz or thrill. Getting something I want for less than its value is way too cool for me.

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