Sometimes Saving Money Isn't Worth The Extra Time and Effort
Published 12/13/07 (Modified 3/8/11)
If you're a frugal person and like to live a thrifty lifestyle, then I'm sure you might have done this before. Have you ever found yourself driving long distances or straying off your usual travel path to visit a more distant store or gas station just so you could save a few extra bucks? Or how about this one - have you waited outside an electronics store or mall entrance for hours or even days for the opportunity to catch a special limited bargain?
I used to be an extreme bargain hunter but now I'm trying to be more sensible about it. Although I still like to save, I realize now that sometimes the extra savings doesn't justify the extra effort and mileage required. But old frugality and bargain hunting habits are sometimes hard to break.