You Don’t Need to Spend Money on These Things…Really

  Many of us spend money on things that we needn’t simply because the perception is that most everyone else does and/or we should. I may ruffle a few feathers here, but my hope is that you will really look at the motivations behind some of this spending that you may do and absolve yourself of any guilt should you decide to say no (or just scale back) next time you’re presented with the opportunity.     Fundraising: As a mom of a Girl Scout, this may be tantamount to blasphemy to say out loud, but I really do not like Girl Scout cookies. Gasp, I know! I don’t buy them off my daughter and when she ages out of Scouts, I’m perfectly capable of saying no when approached by others. Now, if you’re not comfortable saying no to a child who’s just…