I was curious if anyone else feels guilt or a sense of shame when spending money on a nice to have, "fun" experience or thing? I see this come up in some of my circles where money is spent but then after the initial high of the new thing wears off, there is a lingering sense of guilt as one wonders if that money could have been spent better elsewhere.
I know we're all financially-minded here, so I'd be curious to get your take. Do you feel guilt or shame about spending money on fun things? Why or why not?
My take: I have a line item in my budget solely for misc. items or services, so that's where my fun spending comes from. I enjoy spending on experiences, but I've definitely had to work past feeling bad if the experience wasn't directly contributing to my savings. I think it's possible to be fiscally responsible and enjoy the money you've worked hard for.