There are some purchases that are just worth it to open up the wallet a little bit and spend the money up front that can actually make sense to purchase the products so they not only last a long time, but save you money in the long run. Budgets are important in every household, ensuring there are enough funds allocated to every necessary spending category such as the mortgage, utility bills, cars, insurance, not to mention gas, food, and spending money, but when purchases come into fruition, it’s when you may have to decide what is important.
Automatic Coffee Maker
Coffee is one of those expenses that may be deemed “necessary” by those that consume, but if you think about how much it would cost if you actually bought in bulk from Costco, still carrying your favorite Dunkin’ Donuts label, but for $16 for a giant bag of coffee grounds instead of $3 for a large cup of coffee, think about how much you could save a month if you brewed at home. For around $25 you can get a programmable coffee pot that you can set the timer the night before to be awoken by the smell of freshly brewed coffee to take with you on the road to work.
Comfortable Mattress & Couch
You certainly get what you pay for, and if you buy the cheapest furniture on the market, not only could you have back problems from sitting on a cheap couch or even worse, spending eight hours a day on a poor mattress, not only will you have to replace them sooner than you would if you would have spent the money on a little better quality, you could have lifelong issues. Think about how much you are in bed, and maybe make your mattress more of a priority.
As cheap as new laptops are compared to how quickly they are outdated, it doesn’t make any sense to hang onto anything outdated any longer. Spending $700 now can get you something that can handle multiple applications, boot up within a matter of seconds, and can be as thin as a stack of papers, making it completely portable and easy to travel with, not to mention take up much space in your home office. With just about every component being wireless these days, you will find the need for less cords and more of a portable desktop with everything you need in one place.
Formal Wear Built to Last
Sure, not everyone likes throwing on a suit or dress, but in order to succeed on a job interview or look respectable at a wedding without mismatched jacket and pants, or leaving the jacket out for that matter, for a few hundred dollars you can finally purchase a fitted suit that you can be proud to wear, and look good, and donate that old baggy suit that never really fit well. For the amount of times that you will need to dress up in your life, it is nice to have that one suit that you can throw on, just don’t forget to keep it dry cleaned.