Looking after the pennies
I was feeling a bit fed up yesterday and went on an unplanned shopping spree with Hannah my daughter. We went clothes shopping which I love and my mood lifted. However later I did feel guilty about the money I spent!
So you can see that I'm not very good at managing money and have been all my adult life. Don't know why I became like this but it certainly started from the time I was a student! I have a strong sense of living for today and want instant gratification, I'm certainly an example of someone who as Chittisa puts it, "buys before thinking" I can't plan for the future very well and that includes saving money! If I somehow end up with money left in my account at the end of the month, then I immediately think about spending it rather than saving it! So I'm in as much need of advice as Chittisa. Thankfully my husband is better at managing money than me but as you can imagine the topic of saving money is a sensitive one and it can easily lead to conflict in partnerships.
I admire your wisdom and maturity in trying to tackle this issue at the beginning of your working life Chittisa and feel guilty that at this age I'm still such a hopeless role model!
My topic today is part of a saying about money;
If you look after the pennies the pounds will take care of themselves
Do you have a similiar saying or proverb in your language?
Here are a couple of suggestions from your writing Chittisa:
I still memorize that I spent 2-3 hours in TESCO, just to get some yogurt and biscuits.
I still remember...
When I stayed there, I always realized that I had lived on mom's money
When I was living there, I was always conscious that I was living on my mother's money
I would sum up all prices I had to pay in my head.
I would add up all the prices in my head
Lexis and patterns from today:
to feel a bit fed up
a shopping spree
my mood lifted
to be (not very good) at managing something
a strong sense of living for today
to want instant gratification
the topic of something is a sensitive one
to tackle an issue
to be a (hopeless) role model
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