I've noticed that people often assume that I spend a fortune on stuff like skincare and clothing. This is not even close to the truth when it comes to what I spend money on. I've always been good at saving money and I've always had a tiny obsession with making budgets and seeing my savings account grow.
Since me and my husband share bank accounts, cards and economy over all, we did have some different opinions in the beginning about how we spend our money. Now I think we've kind of met each other in the middle and we don't even talk about how we spend money that much anymore.
What I spend absolute most money on is food. I order home food once or twice a day slash we go out to eat instead. During the summer I had a phase where I loved cooking at home and making cozy dinners. Now I have a period where I just don't feel like even making breakfast at home sometimes. So the amount I spend on food each week is scary much.
A year ago I would probably have freaked out if I saw future me spending this much money on food, but my husband's calm attitude has made me relax as well. So now I don't feel guilty while ordering home food everyday and thinking about what else I could do with that money.
Then again, I think it's very important to spend money on more longterm things as well. And to help others if you even have the slightest opportunity to do so. I don't really have a standard charity to which I donate money, I kind of go with my gut feeling each month and simply donate to whatever fond or charity I feel strongly for. A big notice: don't think you have to donate hundreds of euros for your donation to count. Last week I participated in a donation that went to a single mom that didn't have money to feed her children. Most donations were under 20€, but when everyone who has the opportunity to help gives a small amount, the final donation is suddenly huge. It gives me so much hope and comfort to see how people help each other and others. <3