Being a frugal person, I am always trying to make my life pay less in interest. I always look for the best deal, the best way of shaving needed money to go toward a better frugal idea. I do have my weaknesses though and this one just bit me last week. Confession time... I am a total computer freak...geek..I have a computer obsession. I saw these little netboks and I just had to have one....I waited almost a month before I bit the bullet...and got one (two) for hubby and me.....My inward discussionwent like this..
Andi: I need one
Brain: It's too expensive
Andi: My PDA is on it's last legs...It would cost just as much to get a new PDA as to get this new great netbook..
Brain: NO money....you need to pay down the debt...not up it again.
Andi: I can't What about cHUlive without my PDA. I need to have my files, and budget with me at all times for groceries, my pictures, and music...If I get this netbook, I have internet, files, and portability for the same price.
Brain: What about hubby? He has his PDA.
Andi: But mhy PDA is dying...It won't even stay on for half a second.
The morning of the purchase..
Andi: I can save money and wait til the cash is there in hand.
(Meanwhile, 3am, hubby gets online on the desktop on his log on and blocks mine so I can't et to my files...)
Brain: He's on the computer again. I can't get to sleep..It's 3AM!!! Great, I am awkake and can't check my mail or Facebook since he is on.
Andi: I am getting two netbooks tomorrow.That way there is no fighting about who is on the computer. Everyone has thier own and everyone is happy!
Brain: YUP! We'll find the money someplace.
I worked more hours this week than ever before and there is still two more months left for school. These netbooks will be paid off in the next 3 weeks. A friend of mine is taking an early vacation in May and she has asked me to work her position that last week of school. COOL! A full week working...that'll more than make up money for this purchase.
I transferred all files to my netbook and I am as happy as I have ever been with a computer purchase. No regrets there and hubby loveshis too.