When I talk about not buying new things, living in small place, and not owning a car to retire early, these are the most common objections

  • I want a big house because it is a comfortable place to escape to after spending all day working a job [I don’t like].
  • I like to budget so I can buy things for myself as a reward for dealing with my job and all the hard work I do.
  • I got on vacations because I need to get away from it all [presumably job, house, and stuff] from time to time.

Funny, eh? I mean, how do you respond to that without sounding like Captain Obvious?

Originally posted 2009-08-01 14:58:35.