One thing my wife and I are coming to terms with is that memories —or experiences— cost money. Typically this is in context of making memories or providing experiences for our children, but it could about our relationship or even about to chasing week-to-week personal interests.
Of late we’ve been discussing camping; should we fix our old busted camper or buy a new camper. It’s easy to talk yourself into a new camper… and then you’re looking at campers that cost as much as a down payment on a house… and before you realize it we’re talking about buying another house?
We also talk about traveling, taking the kids to see family, to Disneyland, or our hope to one day take our children abroad (when they’re old enough and will appreciate it).
All this costs money. A lot of money (depending).