Do you cheat on your budget? Once in a while, you feel like treating yourself to something that breaks your “frugal” code or stance. I think that it’s not a big deal if you do, just as long as it does not become a habit. It’s the same way as giving yourself an occasional treat with a chocolate or candy bar, which happens to be my weakness. A lot of what you deal with in the world of personal finance is colored by your behavior and attitude towards money. How you handle a self-imposed diet depends so much on your personal discipline and decisions. So the more you know how you “roll”, the better! When faced with a tempting treat, what do you do?
I have a sweet tooth and it’s a battle for me, day in and day out. When I can skip a day without having a sweet treat, I think of it as success with self-control. And given those analogies that liken dieting and avoidance of junk food to controlling your spending, I’m actually surprised I’m not doing a better job. Why? Because while I struggle with the munchies, I am a complete natural when it comes to being frugal and NOT spending. I am just naturally thrifty, so I never feel like I’m fighting urges or feeling miserable by avoiding stores or by not shopping for months on end. Sadly though, it seems that will power isn’t really necessarily transferable across “vices”. It’s easy for me to budget but not easy for me to turn away dessert. 🙂
That said, I thought to give in (at least in this article) to one of my favorite treats. Kit Kat bars!
There Are 23 Kit Kat Bar Flavors From Japan?
I was amused that in other parts of the world — particularly Japan — you can find some great stuff like this:
Japan is one of my favorite stops in Asia, and they’ve got the most interesting sweets you’ll find. Well, I love their cuisine and also enjoy their candies. Just check out these extremely innovative snacks they’ve got there.
Now that’s creative! We just wouldn’t go that far with our candies here. Well, I guess we’ll have to make do with Baskin Robbins’ 31 flavors! 🙂
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