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I wouldn’t call myself a splurger. I used to be an impulse buyer, and I still struggle at times, but now… I might call myself a cheapskate. A funny thing too is, my idea of a splurge does not fit other people’s ideas. For example, if I splurged on a furniture piece, it means I would throw away my old used piece for something stylish from Target. Not exactly a “splurge” in most people’s eyes.
I have a lot of debt, and I feel crippled by it at times, so splurging rarely happens these days. However, I do splurge on a few items, mostly when they go on sell.
Here are some of my favorite things to splurge on:
What can I say? It’s my elixir of life. No other will do.
I enjoy eating cereal, and it can get EXPENSIVE. I do splurge on sweet cereals that remind me of my childhood, as well as the fancy “healthy” cereals with lots o’ fiber.
Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory
Is there need for explanation? I think not.
I’ll buy cheap shirts, boots, sandals, pants… I’ll buy it all cheap. I WILL NOT buy cheap tennis shoes. I just can’t. That being said… I prefer K-Swiss, which some people consider a “cheap brand.” I don’t. I just love how comfortable they are and their style.
Home items (mostly from Target)
Target is as popular as it is for a reason. Stylish furnishings for a reasonable price. I will splurge.
If you have never slept on high-quality bed sheets, then you’ll think I’m crazy. But once you feel the difference… OH MAN. I splurged on my first set of “great” sheets when I started my first full-time job out of high-school. That was 7 years ago. I’m still sleeping on them and they’re still soft as ever. I recommend at least 500 count Egyptian cotton. It makes all the difference.
This is a recent decision made by Mike and me. We LOVE to save money on food (can I get a hell ya, Aldi!), but there’s been a lot of controversy about crazy additives and different meats (horse, dog, who knows what else) being mixed in with the supermarket stuff. Now, who knows if it’s true or not, but we’ve decided to buy our meats from a local butcher with solid reviews. It gives us peace of mind and it’s WAY better for you. If you look at it that way, it’s not even a splurge. It’s a health choice.
So there you have it. I suck at splurging. How bout you? What’s your splurge?