I am a walking contradiction, and you know what, I'm okay with it.
At times, I'm frugal to a fault fighting with myself over spending $20 on a new bath mat. Other times, I'm perfectly fine with buying a new car (wait, we've bought 2 new cars-- Dave Ramsey would die!) and don't think a thing about dropping over $2K on new appliances for the kitchen. Wait, what? That makes no sense. Clipping coupons and rummaging through the clearance bin at Kroger, Target, wherever and then buying brand new cars...
Somehow, it makes sense to me. I sleep fine at night and we are reaching our financial goals. We've already paid off one car 2 years early and are well on our way to paying off the other in under 3 years. We needed the appliances as all were at the end of their expected life and the range had actually gone on to appliance heaven. So I contradict myself financially but it makes sense for us and our life.
It's time to come clean. What do you do financially that seems to violate some of your other financial principles?