Perfectly Practical #38 - If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

The time surrounding Christmas is so full of spending that it is easy to get caught up with spending money on any and everything.

This morning, my normally tightfisted frugal Engineer mentioned something about a new kitchen appliance.  Now if that is not tempting, I don't know what is; new kitchen gadgets and appliances make me swoon.

I had to look at him and simply ask, "Why?" 

What?!  Wait a second.  Did that come out of my mouth?  What are you saying woman?!  If he is willing to buy a new convection oven with all of the bells and whistles, what in the world is stopping you from accepting the offer?! 

The oven ain't broke, so why fix it?  Why spend money just for an upgrade when the (original to our mid-century house) oven works just fine?  Sure it looks like a 1950s sci-fi futurama oven but I like it.  It's quirky - like us. 

Who me?  Quirky?

 Who are you calling quirky?

Just me then.  Right...

The point is, the easiest way to save money is not to spend it.  That way you can save it for a rainy day, or a better wig.