I’ve always identified with Scrooge—both the Scrooge at the end of the story who sees that money well-spent can ameliorate human suffering, and, critically, the Scrooge at the beginning who hates spending so much he doesn’t heat his home or office and dines on free street-cart soup.
How to keep saving over 70% of your income, even while pregnant.
Miserly people are the ones who, like Scrooge before his ghost-induced epiphany, impose their frugality on others.
Once the box of oatmeal runs out, though, I keep debating whether it’s worth picking up another. Shouldn’t I be eating avocado toast anyway? Or something with chia seeds?
“He makes sure I don’t go too far off the saving deep end, and I make sure we have enough money to pay all the bills.”