Buy once, Buy right

My wife and I came up with a conclusion years ago, we can’t afford everything, so when we do buy something it should be the one we want.

We went a couple years without a couch after buying a house because we didn’t want an Ikea couch. We were saving up for one that was nice, had quality construction and would last.

Occasionally, there are some exceptions, but this our default approach, and it’s saved us a lot of money.