No matter the "great deal," the "grand opportunity," the "must get now" that comes up. Stick to the plan. You will not regret it.
I'm dropping 7 re-education truths to invite you into the freedom that I am running after. Follow if you will. As Harriet Tubman is credited to have said, "I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."
What are you teaching your children about money, investment, and wealth? You must understand is that the focus and desires for their children do not presuppose the lessons that need to be learned for sustainability. Without the successful passing down of the lessons even stability can be threatened.
I manage my money like you would raise a teen. I'm not using my teen, I'm managing to create a productive member of society.