Stop scrimping on ourselves. What are we saving that money for? So our kids can have an RV after we die?
A familiar scenerio on the forum: Elder parents have saved all there lives. Have a nice nest egg but haven't spent a cent on themselves or the house since Shep was a pup. My folks are mid 80s, have tens of thousands sitting in checking accounts but the house, kitchen, furniture is all nasty 40 year old stuff. Mom is nursing her last drop of prescription cream that she needs badly cause there's a 20 dollar co pay.
So after watching this for years I've decided to spend it all. Well not all, but my wife and I are looking around the joint and making some improvements that we probably will never do when we're old and stubborn. My wife loves my Dad, he's a sweet old guy, but she knows d@mn well I will be a carbon copy in about 20 years: Stubborn, tight, don't need a new sofa......
We are not wealthy by any measure but we can afford to improve our home for the years to come. I see so many old folks, with money, sitting around in horrible conditions. Hell with the kids. I want an RV! And a boat!