No Thanks, We Don’t Feel Like Buying Anything Right Now

My husband saw me flipping through the latest Costco coupon book and asked to see it when I was done. I handed it to him, and he flipped through it too and then put it in the recycling.

“Didn’t see anything you want?” I asked.

“No,” he said.

“Isn’t that great?” I asked.

He thought about it for a second and then agreed that it was.

It’s a nice feeling to be content with what we have, instead of longing for the next best thing.

Our stuff isn’t perfect, but we like it. It’s kind of interesting to see what all is out there, but that’s about it.

Look around and enjoy.


  • Yep, it is truly a great feeling.

    Our biggest problems are trying to figure out what to get each other for Christmas and Birthdays. :)

    I end up telling family members to buy me gift certificates to restaurants that I like and that are close to where I work. Then I use those gift cards for the occassional treat out at lunch.

  • Great post. I often find myself feeling relieved after I look through the weekly sale flyers and realize that there is nothing there that I want. Paring back on our wants and realizing that buying things isn’t going to make us happier (and may do the opposite) is one great step toward true financial independence.

  • Don, I often suggest gift certificates to restaurants too. They’re fun, they get used, and there’s no “stuff” that comes along with them.

    2 Cents, it is a good feeling, isn’t it? And getting to true financial independence is even better!