Oh, Spare Me.

Time for one of Kate’s periodic rants.  I know that I am a little more frugal than the average gal, and I don’t think that everyone I know needs to make the same choices that I do.  It’s your life – live it as you choose.  However, consider the message you send when I (and everyone else) know that finances are tight at your house, and yet every other Facebook post is a check in from a restaurant, a link to something you’ve just purchased, or an update about the trip you’re taking right now.

There.  Rant over.  Continue as you were.

Unless you know people like this, and want to share your frustration.  We’re here for you.

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • guest

    I got a “well you guys are rich so why should I have to pay back the $500 that I borrowed from you to fix my car” We’re not rich, we just don’t blow all our money on useless crap and booze.

  • Mil

    It’s not how much you make, it’s how much you save. I am in banking and you’d be surprised at how much this matters. I had a woman roll up in a leased Mercedes ($600/month payments) and designer clothing ask how much she could get the bank to lend her for a home. Nada. She spent everything she made. While there have been little old ladies dressed in rags and literally carrying their goods in a paper bag rather than a purse that are worth millions. Extremes to be sure, but makes you think and reconsider frivolous spending like that latte.

    That aside, it makes me sick to see people with no retirement or even emergency savings shopping for large screen TVs and spending hundreds on a trendy handbag in order to “impress” people.