19 Apr '11, 3pm

Best of Green:

Best of Green:

Now, I'm not suggesting that frugality is about ignoring regular home maintenance. One of these days, we'll fix the shower. (And probably soon now that I've confessed to the world that it's busted.) What I am suggesting is that frugality is about making choices. Every frugal person focuses on what's important to them, and cuts away the excess to do so. In this case, experience shows that being able to adjust the water temperature in our shower isn't very important to my family. We'd rather spend our weekends playing music and gardening than get into this messy, time-consuming repair project. I could hire a plumber to do it, but I'd rather spend the money on yoga classes or a family camping trip. These fun things might seem like trivial luxuries next to the shower repair, but the truth is they add more to my quality of life than being able to adjust the temperature in my sh...

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