For three days? No way!
I spent a few days thinking (O.K., worrying) about this expense. Was it responsible? Did we have the money? If we invested that $1,000 for 20 years and earned 7.5 percent, it would grow to more than $4,200.
Eventually, we chose to go. And, predictably enough, it took all of seven minutes on the water on the first day before I thought: "$1,000? For this? What an incredible value!"
Each time I try to do this kind of math, I always run into the same problem. Experiences are incalculable. Invaluable. Priceless. So no matter how hard I try, I just can't get them to fit into my calculator. So good luck with your equation.
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If you don't have the money or aren't certain you can pay any debt back quickly if you borrow a bit to do the thing, the decision may get easier. The solution to the equation is probably this: No.
If so, I feel for you, as I've been there myself and stayed there intermittently for years.
But once we got out there in the kayak on that crystal-clear water, all I could think about was how happy my wife and I were as we were enjoying that experience together. So, ask me now, was it worth it? Let me just save you a lot of time and energy, and give you the answer to that messy equation: Spend the money!