by Grace aka costofcollege
Some questions to ponder:
- What is worth splurging on?
- What were splurges that were NOT worth it?
- What was the splurge that got away? The one you regretted not buying?
A splurge doesn’t necessarily have to be exorbitantly expensive. It could be a small luxury that you feel is worth the few extra bucks.
Some examples of splurges that are totally worth it might include water-view hotel rooms, a housekeeper, or premium quilted toilet paper. Some examples of splurges that were not worth it might be expensive meals that disappointed, fancy dining room furniture that is rarely used, or a treadmill that ends up serving mainly as a clothes hanger. The splurge that got away may be that fixer-upper home in the San Francisco Bay area that you passed on a few years ago.
Here are some of mine:
Splurges that are worth it: Aisle seats on a plane and non-stop flights.
Splurges that were not worth it: Upgrade to business class.
Splurges that got away: That cute gemstone necklace I saw in a Brooklyn boutique but I thought was too expensive. I still think about it and I’ve never seen anything I like quite as much.
This post was inspired by these CollegeConfidential threads: