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Today's Happiness: Within my budget.
The problem with saving for retirement is you have no idea how long retirement is going to last. I want to enjoy myself today, but not at the expense of comfort in my dotage.
So I am trying to economize, especially when I socialize. I give myself an allowance every week, and whatever I don't use I put in the big beer stein on my kitchen counter. Today I paid for the train, brunch and movie with cash from the stein.
I don't feel like I'm depriving myself. I feel like I'm taking care of myself. It makes me happy.