Hello. Many people are under the impression that being tight, mean, stingy, a skinflint, a tightwad, and all the other names that we frugalers get labeled with, means that we never spend any money. Let me expel that myth now. While a few do die with thousands, even millions stashed away, in the main, frugal people do spend money. I and many others watch their pennies, prioritize what their needs are, and have a game plan. My plan is to save some of my pension so I have enough to spend on what is important to me. I watch my outgoings, and I keep money aside. I have holidays, I have pets to pay for, I have a car which needs updating from time to time. And now I have spent a little bit on making my life more comfortable while sitting at my desk working on this computer.
My first office chair was a cheapo one, as cheap as you can get, it was ok for a while. Then my last boyfriend, erm, fiftteen years ago, crikey, was it that long ago, had a fancy office chair. I loved it and wanted one, but couldn't afford to buy one. He gave me his old one which was broken but I managed to repair it. I used that for a long time. Then I came across a bit better one, a friend was selling it for £5. That is the one I have been using right up until this morning.
On Thursday I thought stuff it, I have been managing with second hand, now I have some money saved, and I can afford a brand spanking new one.