Buy Experiences, Not Stuff

Apr 15, 2013 by

As tax day is here and I prepare so send off a large chunk of cash to uncle sam its important to think about what we do with our money.  We can stock it away for a rainy day (not a horrible idea), or run out and buy the latest gadget the day it comes out.  We can go out to eat every night or save some money and cook at home.  We can buy a fancy new car or go on a big trip around the world.  With money comes choices.

And it is awesome that we have these choices, and we need to choose wisely.

So your Truly Simple Action of the week is to make good choices with your money.  Buy experiences and not stuff.

If you want to be happy, buy experiences and not stuff.  This has been studied quite a bit recently to show that those people who spend their money toward experiences and not accumulating things are happier.

It makes sense.  So instead of that next big thing you want to buy, look toward how you could spend those dollars on an experience.  Take a trip.  Plan an adventure.  Go camping with your friends.

The stuff you want will be there later and will probably be cheaper.  The experiences you miss may not come around again.

If you are in debt you need to work to pay those off.  This isn’t permission to max out the credit card on some trip to Jamaica.   But if you are just spending cash willy nilly on crap you don’t need, stop it and buy some real memories with that money.

I’ve got to run to the post office and send the IRS some more money now.


Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s:


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