What’s important to you in life?
- friends? hospitality?
- a nice-sized nest egg?
- the environment?
- your home?
Take some time to clarify and prioritize these, then keep these in mind as you spend – are your hard-earned dollars going toward the life you want, or being frittered on things that don’t really matter that much?
My priorities have changed this year. In the past, it was about hospitality. This year, it’s more about geeky things (I bought an apple TV! and a big-screen TV! and a digital camera! and an iPhone! see? I wasn’t kidding…) – perhaps because that helps me still feel very much in touch with people I care about who are scattered across the globe.