For some reason, every time I wash my own car I feel a strange sense of what I can only call "pride in frugality." I sorta get the same feeling when I'm gardening or mowing my lawn. I'm not sure how to describe it...I know, it's silly. But when I think about it, I don't know many people who wash their own cars. So, maybe that's it...I feel special because I'm different? Hmm...naw, it's more than that. When I wash my car, I think about my financial goals. I think about when I pay the car off. I think about paying my house off early. I think about maxing out my 401K and Roth IRA contributions. Every time without fail, my mind drifts to thoughts of financial peace while I'm shining up the car. All that just because I'm saving $17 bucks on a job at the local hand car wash? Sheesh! I am weird.