It is Black Friday, a “holiday” that the retail industry just made up with the sole reason to get us to buy lots of stuff that we don’t need, so they can make more money. I suppose that makes this the official holiday of Capitalism.
I will admit that I did look at an email flyer and mused about getting a cheap laptop. Then I smacked myself back to reality and deleted that flyer. I don’t need a new laptop, I would like one, but I don’t need one.
I will build up my savings first, I have promised myself that. I know that I have been living without any sort of contingency fund for too long now, and I need to correct it.
My current laptop is okay, it is not great, but it is okay, I can make it work. That is the key and one thing we all need to remember. A deal on something that you don’t need, is no deal at all.
I will still enjoy life and when I do finally get a laptop, it will be the one that I want; a top of the line one, and not some cheap piece of crap. When I finally do, I will not feel guilty about it, because I will have earned it.
I will muddle through with what I have and keep living my life as I am now, freezing house and all, because it is working. I am getting ahead and I am making my life better, for me.
I don’t need to help some retailer “start the Christmas season in the black (as in with profit).” If you feel like taking advantage of the deals out there, feel free, don’t let me stop you. After all, it is your life and your choice, I just choose to keep my cash.