A perfectionist/spendthrift is no healthier than a slob/penny pincher - they are both out of balance and when their paths cross - and they will - they both can learn from each other to become more balanced -- IF they choose to - each extreme has consequences
Frugal People Need Spenders Like Money Needs a Wallet
By Annie Schutte
I’d like to say that there’s some wonderful and mysterious origin story that that explains who I am today, but it came about due to the most common and banal reason around: I was born and bred by two thrifty parents.
Having two cheap parents is the worst. New clothes shopping involved a trip to the fabric store to get materials for the three identical jumpers my mother would make me before school started; vacation every year was a drive to New Jersey to hang out at the pool in my grandmother’s retirement community; and the big splurge of the week happened on Friday when my mother would give me 35 cents to get an ice cream sandwich in the cafeteria at lunch.
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