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    Practicality gone out the window???

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    Do you think it has? I have to say, I honestly wonder about that sometimes..

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    In what way, material possessions?


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    Material things, spending a lot of $$ on things because it's percieved as "better"... things like that.

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    Then, absolutely!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaMc424 View Post
    Material things, spending a lot of $$ on things because it's percieved as "better"... things like that.
    It depends. I can't eat store brand mayo or mac n cheese, so I always buy name brand. I hate the way walmart jeans fit coompared to Levi's. Does that count as practicality gone out the window?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandi View Post
    It depends. I can't eat store brand mayo or mac n cheese, so I always buy name brand. I hate the way walmart jeans fit coompared to Levi's. Does that count as practicality gone out the window?
    I'm thinking more along the lines of driving a Mercedes even though you can't make your house payment, or having to have the more expensive house even though you really know you can't afford it, when 200 square feet less will work, or shopping at Banana Republic, when you have an Old Navy Budget. Just things like that...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandi View Post
    It depends. I can't eat store brand mayo or mac n cheese, so I always buy name brand. I hate the way walmart jeans fit coompared to Levi's. Does that count as practicality gone out the window?
    I'm talking about major purchases, spending frivolously on things that could equate to a new car, or a major savings towards a down payment on a home.

    I myself prefer name brand clothing, but paying over $100 for an outfit seems frivolous..

    Name brand foods don't bother me, because there are always sales/coupons. Batently blowing money on something just to "keep up with the Joneses" is mainly what I'm talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaneyBug View Post
    I'm thinking more along the lines of driving a Mercedes even though you can't make your house payment, or having to have the more expensive house even though you really know you can't afford it, when 200 square feet less will work, or shopping at Banana Republic, when you have an Old Navy Budget. Just things like that...
    that's exactly what I mean.

    So much of stuff is "required" for status these days, and that's complete BS to me.

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    I would say that not only practicality, but also REASON has gone out the window.
    It's Halloween so.... you know, BOO!
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    I think it depends on the person. I know for our family, practicality pretty much rules our finances. My car has been paid off for about 3 years....it runs fine. The kids keep saying we 'need' a new car....I say, it still looks good, still drives great, why do we need a new car.
    As far as our house goes, we are buying a new house with more room, but it is MUCH more practical for us to have the new house because of my husband's job. We NEED the space that this house will provide for our business. We also are able to utilize our current house as future income as an investment for our future.

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