I realize everyone is different but...
An acquaintance of mine is a partner at a financial consulting firm. I'm told he has a base salary of $250,000 a year plus bonuses and commission. He does pretty well.
His girlfriend and him are going on vacation and there was a place they were interested in going to that he said was too expensive. At $700 a night, i can't disagree. But, curious, i did the math. Lets safely assume that he does pull in $250,000 a year (even after taxes, given his bonuses/commissions I'm sure his bank account sees about that much).
If you divide that by 52 weeks in a year and 5 days in a week, it comes out to about $900 a day he's making. That is more than a night in the hotel he was interested in. And i got to thinking about what i make, and after taxes it's a little more than $100 a day and i asked myself if i would spend about that on a hotel room for a night (that's about as cheap as they get in many places). I'm sure, given a special occasion, that i would.
So, I'm curious of the mindset of those who make more money. At the end of the day is $700 still $700 or do you begin to view the $700 as being different as you make more?