I don’t have to tell you what would happen if you walked around all day with a blindfold covering your eyes. You’d run into all kinds of things and probably injure yourself pretty badly. If you had the luxury of spending your day in an open field with no trees, buildings, or other people, then being blindfolded might not be so bad.

It’s the exact same way with spending money. If you spend without paying attention to what’s going out or what’s still left in your wallet, you’ll find yourself in pretty bad shape. But, if you’re fortunate enough to have a very large cushion in your bank account, you have nothing to worry about. Any person who’s had to work to accumulate wealth will tell you, you can’t build a cushiony bank account by spending like you’re blind.