If you read enough personal finance blogs, you’ll find that a lot of personal finance bloggers call anyone with a plasma television crazy. They say that such extravagances are unnecessary and that I should save money for the future. There’s a lot of truth to that. So much truth that the more personal finance bloggers I read, the more I feel just a little bit ashamed. Ashamed is probably too strong a word.
Then I came across this article of Ramit Sethi’s: How my friend spends $21,000/year on going out. It made me realize that it’s fine to have an indulgence as long as it’s well planned for. I’ve kept a great cap on spending over the past year, maxing out my 401k plan, Roth IRA plan (well I did that recently), and putting over $3000 in Prosper.com.
So this Sunday, I’ll kick back with chicken wings and mozzarella sticks, turn on the television and watch the game in high definition.