This unexpected cash-flow increase is incredible, but also really weird.
It doesn’t matter how much money I have, I will always be frugal.
I could win a million dollars and probably still be more frugal than your friend Franny.
I don’t get rid of something unless it’s been well-used and abused.
The only reason I even gave myself permission to buy a new desk was because my fiancé requires one for himself in guestroom, so that he can study comfortably for his CPA in the evenings. He inherited my old IKEA desk, which I’ve bought second-hand several years ago.
Even so, a year ago I wouldn’t have been able to rationalize a purchase like my new desk. After all:
I’m a small business owner AND a creative writer.
Those aren’t two of the most financially stable career choices. And yet, I chose both — and both are actually succeeding.
Far better than I could have ever hoped for.
My fiancé is an accountant, so we’re the definition of DINKs (dual-income, no kids).
We’ve only just started our careers in the last 5 years. We have a mortgage on our house, and a car and a dog, plenty of student debt, and also, of yes, right, we’re paying for half of a $20,000 wedding out of pocket at the end of this year.
And yet, still, with all of these big things in our lives sucking money out of our bank accounts, we’re still in a financially favourable position.
And it’s literally thanks to Medium that we find ourselves here today (me, in particular at a standing desk, writing this article).