So as most of you have figured out by now, I am NOT what you call a spender. I am frugal. Cheap. A saver. However... there are some little luxuries I feel are well worth a splurge now & then...
The occasional facial: We're talking two or three times a year, now. But in my book, totally worth it!
Bare Minerals foundation: All of my other make-up is usually generic or cheaper brands, but I can't find anything that works for my skin like Bare Minerals.
The occassional Starbucks... Hopefully I'm lucky enough to get a gift card as a gift or to find a special groupon or something. But even when I don't, I still splurge on a latte every now and then, maybe once every couple of weeks. Normally I brew my coffee at home & doctor it up with creamer but it just won't replace my love :)
Fruit from Fresh Market: I don't know if you have Fresh Market in your area... but it is the bomb.com! Seriously love this place. It is pricey, so normally I do my grocery shopping at Le Kroger... however, sometimes I allow myself to go on a fruit run to fresh market. The fruit is such a higher quality but you definitely pay a premium for it.
A fun time with friends: I'm a big believer in spending your money on experiences rather than things. For example, I spent money to go skydiving - totally worth it! Exhilerating, plus I have a memory that will last a lifetime. Also, soon I'm going to plan a night out at 'Uptown Art' with a friend where we go drink wine & paint canvas art. Plus I love going out for sushi every now & then.
I don't know about you guys, but sometimes I make myself feel guilty for spending on extras or splurging on something. I guess it's just my frugal mindset, because it's not like I have no money leftover each month. I have a budget with plenty left at the end of the month plus a good sized emergency fund in savings, but I still find myself worrying & wanting to save more. I guess I'm just a freak & need to let go sometimes! Here's to life's little splurges!
What do you consider a splurgeworthy item or experience??
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