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I'm starting to notice something about myself. As I get older quality is more important then quantity. Matter of fact, getting the cheapest deal doesn't give me the same satisfaction and gratification as it used to. I've learned that you get what you pay for. Sometimes that extra $20, $30, $40, or $50 to get a better hotel, meal, or "experience" makes all the difference between having a great time or feeling this really sucks. I'm truly at the point in my life that I will pay more to have a better experience.

I like staying at a 4 or 5 star hotel because usually the amenities, food, rooms, landscaping, service, and environment just seem a little more special. I don't eat food out of boxes, packaged, and of low caliber at home so why should I at a restaurant or at a hotel. If I want to work out I want real equipment that will give me a feeling that I actually went to the gym. My home is very clean, so I expect a hotel room to be 2-3 times cleaner then my home. I learned this weekend, while staying at a hotel, that saving money is great, but not if your comfort, enjoyment, and standards are compromised.

As I get older I have greater expectations. I want a better quality of life and more quality things in life. I'm looking for quality when it comes to my enjoyment, food, experiences, relationships, and time.

As you get older is quality important and what are you willing to do to get it?

Sharman Lawson a columnist on Fabulously40, and a financial coach, speaker, and author of the book 12 Steps to Eliminate Debt Forever! Visit website


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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 8, 2009
    • I agree with you that quality is more important to me now then when I was younger and in pursuit of whatever. Maybe that’s why we accepted quanity vs quality in our youth... we were searching. Now that I definitively know what I like and don’t like I am willing to spend more or wait longer to get.

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      Denise Richardson wrote Jul 8, 2009
    • I have always looked for quality in anything I purchase. It is definately important for me. And that statement: "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR IS SO TRUE."

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