A hundred bucks, two ways


Ain't nuthin goin' on but the rent, as the song says.

With finances getting tighter, I've been trying to curb my impulse spending by carrying cash and spending that rather than buying everything with my debit card. And it's working. I now realize how nauseatingly easy it is to blow through $100.

So I thought, just for fun, let's look at two ways to blow a Benjamin, shall we? First we'll fritter it away on frivolities -- those little luxuries we do not need. And then let's blow it on necessities, the things we must spend it on, such as bills, food, and shoes for the kids.