Keep your eye on the prize…

Today I had the first time that I really wanted to splurge and get something for myself and not put all of the $$$ towards our payoffs. I wanted to get a $99 Apple iPhone since my cellphone is not working well. Fortunately my hubby talked to me and reminded me of what we are working towards. Even though Christmas just came and went I didn’t feel tempted then to splurge and buy all kinds of stuff. I worked my butt off and traded items to get gifts for my family and friends. I figured that helped by supporting other small businesses and keeping my costs down.

So today I went into Verizon and checked out the cheapest iPhone they had since I would love to have one to download apps for the princess and be able to surf the internet when I am away from home. Well they basically told me that in addition to the $99 phone they were going to charge me another $20 for an “early upgrade fee”. I went home thinking I was going to purchase it as soon as I got home online, where the fee was not applied. Instead, I got home and thought twice about it and hubby said that he thought we should stick with our plan and I had to agree. He stood behind me if I chose to get the phone anyway since I’ve been working quite a few hours and got some Christmas money, but I think in the end it’s better to wait.

So, is it easy? No, I prefer instant gratification many times over what the “right thing” would be. Today, the “right thing” won. Tomorrow is another day….