As a fairly frugal person and avid consumer of personal finance publications, I've always agreed with the mantra "why pay for something you can do yourself". Its a good policy to live by and a lot of financially savvy people will tell you that mantra is a direct contributor to their success. In recent years however, I have formulated a new mantra for myself: pay for convenience if it buys you a better life.
I really needed to adopt this new mantra as a working mom of 3. There aren't enough hours in the day for me to be superwoman so I just have to outsource some tasks and pay for some conveniences. Of course, this is also a function of disposable income and what you can afford. For me personally, here are 8 things that I pay for instead of doing myself with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life for me and my family.
2019 has been an interesting year. It feels like life has been transitional for me this last couple of years with some many major life events hitting me back-to-back.
- Loss of parent
- Job insecurity
- Birth of baby
- Job Change
- Twins school change
- Baby involuntary daycare change (the old one shut down)
- Chronic insomnia
- and a bunch of random sh*t in between all that
Phew! My head should be spinning with all this action but it's not. Not right now. Right now I feel like I'm finally at the end of this nausea-inducing season and stepping into a fresh and joy-filled life in 2020. Can I get an AMEN?!
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