Money is for spending.

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Sometimes I have trouble spoiling myself.
This wasn’t one of those times.
When we heard Fleetwood Mac was coming to town, we decided we had to go.  We love their music.  They’re one of our couple bands.  That music that you bond over.  (The other was Flight of the Conchords, believe it or not.  Not quite as romantic.  But incredibly funny.)
Even though we didn’t know each other back in the day, he had been contemplating going to one of their concerts about a decade ago.  He didn’t.  He regretted it.
So even though it wasn’t in the budget, we decided to splurge.  It was an easy decision.  I had decided I wanted more music in our life.  He had no problem with the resolution.  It’s why we went to see Yo Gabba Gabba earlier this year (more on that in another post.)  It’s why I was totally cool with his Rocksmith video game purchase.  (I don’t see the value in video games on a normal day.)
Tickets weren’t cheap.  But it was so worth it.  We had an amazing time.  Their music brings up so many memories for us, and seeing it live was incredible.  I hope we’re still rocking when we’re the same age as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham.  Except, you know, more together than things ended up for them.
Have you splurged recently with no regrets?

12 thoughts on “Money is for spending.

  1. Ms. S

    You absolutely made the right decision. If you would have regretted not going, money well spent. I’m glad you guys enjoyed your time. You’re right, money should be used to do the things you enjoy!

    I haven’t done any splurging lately. Well, other than food. I just can’t seem to reign in my spending when it comes to that.

    I’m too close to the end to allow myself. Let’s just pray that Prince nor Adele come here in concert any time soon or that previous statement will become null and void.

    1. femmefrugality

      Yeah, and if we didn’t take this opportunity, who knows if they ever would have come back. (You wouldn’t know it from the show, but they’re getting up there!)

      You’re doing so awesome with your goals. Sometimes deprivation is necessary to meet them. As long as we’re still finding ways to enjoy the moments we’re living in. You don’t always need to spend money to do that.

      Haha I feel like you’re in western PA from what I remember? Maybe I’m wrong, but I’ll keep my ear to the ground for Prince and Adele.

  2. The Frugal Cottage

    Omg I love Fleetwood Mac!! I totally would have scrounged up the money to see them. I think the last time we really splurged on something like that was going to see Muse a few years ago. Yikes, it’s been a long time since I’ve been to a concert. I swear, you used to be able to see anyone for like 20 bucks, and now you’re hard pressed to find concert tickets under 50ish.

    1. femmefrugality

      I think we’re the same person. I saw Muse back in…04 I wanna say? Tickets were less than $20. The setting was relatively intimate compared to the shows they do now. It was hands down the best concert I’ve ever been to. And I’ve been to some pretty amazing shows.

      Ticket prices are so inflated nowadays. And the concert environment is CHANGING. I’m not sure if I like that!

  3. Holly@ClubThrifty

    I love Fleetwood Mac! That is definitely one concert I wouldn’t have minded splurging on! I was recently going to splurge on Pearl Jam tickets but it sold out immediately. Too slow =/


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