I don't know about you but I am the type who when I want something, I want it now.
I have never been a patient sort. When I get the wanties I have to resist the terrible urge to pop the said item (be it fabric, craft goodies or homeware) on the credit cards. And sometimes that's what I do. And of course when shopping online it's a good idea to use a credit because of the extra protection it provides.
However, an advantage of becoming a lover of all things vintage is that the majority of places where you find little gems - car boot sales, antique fairs and charity shops - just don't take cards. And so a side effect is that as well as the house becoming a warm, welcoming place full of things we love is that our finances have benefitted.
I currently have the wanties for this bag!!
I'm even angling for Mr G to get me a lovely piece of vintage jewellery or a 1940's watch for my 40th birthday pressie (I'm 40 in September!! 40!! How did that happen?!!) so that's something he is saving for.
Mr G was 40 last year and we got him a Tag Heuer watch (something he had always wanted) so I had to save for that which I found h-a-r-d!! He was delighted though so it was well worth it.I think we are all either a saver or a splurger and we are most definitely the latter - ideally you need one or two savers in a relationship or else your finances are doomed, unfortunately Mr G and I both splurgers!!
My Sis is definitely a saver, as kids I remember she had a little red cash tin and she'd count her pennies over and over whilst mine are long since spent - you must just be born one way or another.
Which means my hopelessness with money must be genetic!!
What are you? A saver or a splurger? Come on, 'fess up!!
This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.