Here on Wondermom Wannabe, I spend a lot of time and energy focused on finding ways to stretch the family budget so you can do and get more for less. Yet I am also a firm believer in the theory that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. There are certain things in life that you don’t want to scrimp on and oftentimes, going with the cheapest option can end up costing you more. For example, if you buy a used car that has 200,000 miles on it you will pay a lot less than you would for a similar car with only 50,000 miles on it. However, it will likely cost you a lot more in repairs. After all, you get what you pay for. For each of us, the items or experiences that we are willing to pay more for will vary. My husband considers good speakers a reasonable investment because he appreciates crisp, clear quality sound. I am just as happy with my shower radio as I am with his top-of-the-line stereo and speaker system. However, I will drop $100 easily on a good pair of running shoes while my husband will make do with an inexpensive pair of sneakers. We both agree that experiences are more valuable than material things so neither of us has a problem saving up for (and then splurging on) a great vacation.
Likewise, professional musicians would appreciate the quality of this exciting jody dv 8 tenor at wwbw or this gold star banjo mahogany wreath and would gladly pay a little more for them than for basic models made from inferior materials.
So, whether your passion is fashion, fine food, jewelry or 5-star hotels, you shouldn’t be afraid to splurge for better quality if it is something you will really appreciate and enjoy. Just make sure that you can afford to spend a little bit more once in a while on these things. Sure, it feels great to score an amazing deal. It also feels great to treat yourself. Life shouldn’t be a constant struggle of working hard just to pay the bills. Try to set a little aside for some of your wants, not just your needs.
What do you like to splurge on? Is there something you use or do that you aren’t willing to compromise quality for price?