I skipped watching the new iPhone event yesterday. It is no longer worth the trouble to me, I have a Pixel phone that works perfectly well, even though it is over 2 years old and qualifies as an antique. But it is paid for in full, and that makes a huge difference with the monthly budget and the phone bill. Quite honestly, I don’t see the need to make a change to a new iPhone or Android phone at this time. There are other expenses that I am tackling on a daily basis.
It is entirely possible that Hal (person) and I, along with The Stooges, will be moving in the Spring to save money in the long term. This area is wonderful, but it is getting too expensive to live here much longer. Hal and I have discussed this at length, and we do not plan to renew our lease next year because we already know that the rent will go up yet again.
With the move beginning to occupy our planning, it makes no sense to waste money on a new phone that isn’t needed. The same can be said for other potential expenses that we are purposely putting off until next year. No reason to get something new that will have to be moved in a few months when what we have will last until then.
Perhaps it is a sign of growing older to not feel the need to run out and grab the latest and greatest gadget anymore. Regardless, it does give me peace of mind to know that I won’t be running out and spending the money.