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monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: November 30th, 2008 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Demotivator doesn't work on me. I did it once when I had a cushy freelance job in publishing, to work out if I should give up buying lunch in the canteen in favour of making my own. It turned out that if I carried on in the job for a year, I would be spending £60 on canteen lunches. That was a lot less than I thought, and it seemed well worth it for the privilege of joining my new friends/colleagues for a lunchtime chat, having a tasty hot meal, helping to keep the canteen afloat and not getting up at 6am to make a packed lunch.
beingjdc From: beingjdc Date: November 30th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suppose it depends what's on offer. When I was buying food at lunchtimes rather than making it, I was paying around £5 a day, so that made a serious dent. At £60 a year, I'd go for the canteen too.
juggzy From: juggzy Date: November 30th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmmm. About few ago I discovered a cleanser that certainly helped clear up my flakey skin. It's expensive - thirty five quid a bottle - although it lasts a long time. When I was really up against the wall a year and a half ago, moneywise, I still spent money on this cleanser because, because, because it made me happier.

One of the media lies is not to distinguish between spending money on stuff that makes us happier because it makes a solid, physical difference (Your lunch money would come under this category) and spending money on stuff that is just stuff.
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: December 1st, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
One of the media lies is not to distinguish between spending money on stuff that makes us happier because it makes a solid, physical difference [...] and spending money on stuff that is just stuff.

Precisely. I too have recently splashed out on skincare. Buying a cleanser, toner and moisturiser set from Liz Earle is nearly £40 when you add postage on. But my last lot lasted me from July through to November and my skin's never looked so good.
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