How People Spend Their Money
March 3, 2010 10 Comments
After reading Debt Ninja‘s post yesterday about people giving him crap about spending $4,000 on his honeymoon and thinking back to Krystal at GMBMFB and the outrage that people had over her buying a car. I have to wonder why people think it is their business to butt in to everyone else’s money.
Okay, now, I know that we are personal finance bloggers, and thus our spending habits are open to ridicule and scrutiny.
But look, these purchases have caused “outrage” where “outrage” needn’t exist (IMHO, of course).
I mean sheesh, it is Ninja’s HONEYMOON for crying out loud. And he isn’t even going in to debt to pay for it. Have you seen that boy’s savings account? It is ridiculous. He has the money to pay for his honeymoon and have tons left over, so really, where do people get off telling him not to?
Personal finance is very personal, and everyone’s priorities are different.
Just because I decided that I want to never again get credit for a car or a house, doesn’t mean that EVERYONE ELSE has to follow those rules. This is just childish. I’m not saying that everyone should agree with everyone else. But giving shit and being constructive are two very different things. You may not agree with his decision, and you may not even like it, but at the end of the day the decision is his and his alone (okay, maybe also Lady Ninja’s).
Sorry, it just irked me quite a bit that Ninja was getting slack for his choices, especially when he could afford them!