I love saving money (who doesn’t) and some would even say I’m cheap! So I recently started looking for ways to save money on everything.
But frugal or not, here are 7 things I refuse to give up to save more money:
Vet appointments for my dog: Dogs can be expensive and vet bills certainly add up. So it’s tempting to skip a $80 routine appointment or a $100 trip to the emergency vet to save a few bucks. But I don’t want to risk it with my puppy!
Comfortable high heels: I have a closet full of uncomfortable and cheap high heels that I’ll never wear again. I’d rather spend the extra money on one pair of Cole Haan heels since they’re so comfortable even after 8 hours of wearing them. At $300 for a pair, they better be comfortable! Fortunately, I waited until Amazon had the same pair for $100 and got them there!
Spa appointments: A couple of days ago, I got an eyebrow wax at a new spa for $10 instead of my normal $30. Sounded like a great deal until she burned my face and I had to spend $50 for burn cream and coverup makeup! Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for!
Maui Jim sunglasses: At $220, these sunglasses are not frugal but they’re completely worth it for summers at the beach, driving, or outdoor sports. Just don’t lose them like I did last year, that starts getting really expensive! I haven’t been able to find a better deal on these sunglasses. Any ideas?
Marriott hotels: When I travel, I always stay at the Marriott because I know what I’ll get there. No bed bugs or horrible customer service to worry about like some of the other random hotels.
Beauty products: I don’t usually spend money on makeup or beauty products but I do sometimes splurge on my favorite moisturizer and face wash at Perricone Md. I wait for their email deals for a free full size face wash and stock up!
Quality Beer and Wine: Cheap beer and wine leave me with horrible migraine headaches and hangovers. So I’ll spend the extra money for a good IPA or Cabernet at a discount store Iike Total Wine or Costco, especially if I’m saving on beers by pregaming at home.
It’s all about having a planned budget and setting priorities for our money. I cut back by bringing lunch, rarely eating out, and cancelling cable. I know some people who refuse to cancel their cable to save money. They think I’m crazy for even suggesting that.
So, what do you refuse to give up to save more money?
Weekly Review: Great Articles on Saving, Budgeting, and Frugal Living
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This week, I’ve read a lot of amazing articles! Here are some of my favorite reads this week.
- Financial Samurai: The Reality Of How People Get Into Debt- It Just Creeps Up!
- Sweating The Big Stuff: The 5 Worst Ways to Save Money
- Making Sense of Cents: Is A House Right For You?
- Frugal Rules: Should You Pay Off Debt or Invest in the Stock Market First?
- Femme Frugality: When Travel Agents Are Free
- Your Daily Finances: Grocery Shopping List: How I Save Money On Groceries
- Life and My Finances: Was Getting A Smartphone A Dumb Decision?
- Digital Spikes: Become Rich Now or Never
Thanks to the following Blog Carnivals for including my articles on their websites this week! I really appreciate your support!
Carnival of MoneyPros hosted by Money Q&A
Yakezie Carnival hosted by Well Kept Wallet
Finance Carnival for Young Adults hosted by Fine Tune Finances
Lifestyle Carnival hosted by Bite The Bullet Investing
Carnival of Tortoise Banker hosted by Tortoise Banker
Carnival of Financial Planning hosted by The Color of Money
Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance