Aloha Friday: Techy Frugality

Though I’m a “techy dad”, I’m also a bit frugal.  I don’t buy technology items simply because they exist.  Rather, I see if it will be something we will use and whether it is worth the price.  For example, I would love to go out and buy an iPad 2.  I even feel a bit left out without owning one.  However, I just can’t justify spending that kind of money on something that I don’t see the use for.  Similarly, we don’t have smart phones as I can’t see spending $30 a month PER PHONE for a data plan.  That’s $720 a year that we could use for other things.

(And the fact that I’m posting this days before my birthday isn’t a hint at all. 😉 )

My Aloha Friday question for today is: Is there a piece of technology that you’d love to buy but can’t quite afford?

Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the linky there if you are participating.

Aloha Friday by Kailani at An Island Life

Aloha #98