Investing in pursuits that ignite our passions and bring us joy enhances our well-being and fuels our motivation to strive for greater financial stability. A user asked the forum, “What’s the one thing you never feel guilty spending money on?”. Here are the top responses.
“Food. I have to eat, and I’d rather eat high-quality food. I pretty much cook every day of the week.”
My entire outfit could cost 20 to 30 dollars on any given day. My shoes/boots are almost always 300 to 600 dollars. It’s not high fashion, just high durability. Handmade. Top leather work-wear. I have bad feet and large feet. I wear a 14.5 E, and I refuse to buy disposable footwear.”
PICKLES AND CHEESE
“Good pickles and good cheese. It’s twice as expensive and worth every penny.”
BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHTS
“Business tickets on flights.”
“Skin care, hair care, getting my nails done, presents for my mum.”
“Rent. I am one of those lucky people who has got some sweet government deals, so it doesn’t cost too much. It’s still an arm and a leg, but every time I pay my rent, I feel a little more secure in my little shelter. It’s nice, sort of mine, relatively cheap, and I am thankful I got something like this in today’s economy.”
SPENDING FOR GRANDCHILDREN
“Anything for my grandchildren. They rarely ask for anything, and their parents work very hard to provide & be the best parents they can be. I wasn’t able to provide financially for anything “extra” while they were growing up. I’m thankful to be in a position to help them out & spoil the grand-kids just a little.”
FOOD DELIVERY SUBSCRIPTION
“Food delivery subscriptions- convenience for people with busy office jobs who don’t get breaks long enough to both eat and go pick up food.”
“My children (even though they are adults, I still enjoy treating them to things.)”
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
“Fruits and vegetables are the only things I can think of that I don’t feel guilty paying for. Everything else, I think, “Is this too much?”
“Anything fitness-related. I’ve gotta take care of myself before I can take care of others.”
“My pets. If it gives them a good quality of life, I’m all in.”
“Generous gifts. Giving is my love language, which is tough because the people around me who I want to show my love for aren’t great at receiving gifts.”
“Travel. I want to see as much as I can while I can.”
MONTHLY ALLOWANCE FOR PARENTS
“Sending a monthly allowance to my parents. I don’t even think about it, but I would never spend that amount of money for myself.”
“Not nearly as wholesome as some of these comments, but high-end deodorant. Turns out I’m allergic to aluminum-based deodorants, and having rashes in your pits really hurts.”
“Tires. I slid off an icy road once. Never again.”
“A desk chair. If you sit in it 8 hours a day, five days a week, for ten years – the $300-400 you spend on it suddenly becomes nothing. It pays for itself after it saves you having to take a week off work due to back pain.”
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