As people who are embarking on the path to financial freedom, sometimes we may be too hard on ourselves when it comes to spending. Recently when I looked at my credit card statements and realised I’ve spent more than I should, I can’t help to think if I’ve lost track in my financial journey. But upon closer look at my financial situation, it really doesn’t hurt to spend a bit more. A few hundred dollars more spending doesn’t really hurt much, does it?

As a financial blog, I’ve been writing a lot on save save save. But perhaps, we could derive joy from spending and still achieve our financial goals. How can this be done?

The secret is in optimising our joy in spending. When we tell people who have trouble saving money to cut down on their expenses, it can be hard. People would say “Why you save so …