don't be penny wise and pound foolish love

don't be penny wise and pound foolish

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  • Don't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.
  • Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.

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