So tickets to the U2 concert on May 20 at the Rose Bowl went on sale at 10 o’clock this morning. This is a special treat for me as I can walk to this concert from my house. But two minutes later, TicketMaster informed me that all tickets were gone and referred me to resale options for $250 to almost $1,000! I went to StubHub and I could have bought 2 tickets for more than $400 and still I told myself, no way, this is an insult and I’m way too Irish to waste my money like this. Because last night I cashed in $500 of reward points from my American Express card, spent a few minutes combing the 75% off sale at Saks Fifth Avue online and paid $110 out of pocket for an Etro Floral-Print Tiered Silk Dress (originally was $2,340 and on sale for $561, free shipping). Then I went to eBay and saw that long Etro silk dresses can resale for $200-$500. I love the colors of Etro, I love the cut on the dresses, but I have restrained myself numerous times from giving in to paying retail for a dress that I cannot wear every day to every occasion (cost per wear is the only way I can justify paying some prices for clothes.) So, this is my thinking from a woman who likes to play dress up with beautiful clothes but has a degree in Finance!