Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Things that are Worth the Money

“Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.”
-Benjamin Franklin
Typical financial advice tells you how NOT to spend money. But I like the list at wisebread.com of 11 Things That Are Worth the Money.
  1. Insurance - spend a little to avoid having to pay a lot
  2. Culture - I'm all for culture, my wife & I love museums and visited one just a few days ago. But it's also easy to overspend here. We don't do Broadway Plays - I'd love to but the cost is ridiculous. We also save money by renting CDs instead of going to movie theaters.
  3. Doctor Visits - your health is worth spending a co-pay for
  4. Education - maybe. There is much talk of a "higher-education bubble" where the cost of college now exceeds the benefits. Education is great - but look for cheaper ways to get a college degree.
  5. A Haircut - it is important to look nice, people do judge by looks. Just don't overspend at post hair salons.
  6. Health - buy healthy food and do what is necessary to get some exercise
  7. Home Maintenance & Repair  - a home is the most expensive thing you own - treat it well.
  8. A Sharp Interview Outfit - see #5
  9. Well-Made Shoes - Not sure if the list is thinking of dress shoes for looking good, like #5 and #8, or well-made shoes that won't hurt your feet.
  10. Travel - Don't go into debt but travel is a great form of education. And fun too.
  11. Visiting Family & Friends - "maintaining those relationships is something you can't afford to not do"
Bottom Line

What items do you think are worth the money?

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1 Comments:

Blogger Accidental Prepper said...

Good quality toilet paper.

January 7, 2012 at 10:46 PM  

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