What’s worth spending money on? When you’re a self-proclaimed cheapskate, the answer isn’t easy.
Brad Tuttle of The Cheapskate Blog at Time.com has been asking the question “What Will a Cheapskate Spend Good Money On?” in a special series of posts. He asked frugal bloggers, writers, money-saving and consumer experts to come up with a list of products, services, etc., that they’re willing to spend money on.
As he writes, “Because if a cheapskate is willing to drop cash on something, you know it’s worthwhile.”
I’ve found the entire series fascinating…. and not just because I share what I’m willing to spend money on in Part V! As I read the other frugalites’ lists, I found myself nodding my head and thinking, “I should have put that on my list.”
The truth is that my list reflects my approach to personal finance. I focus on the everyday things you spend (or save) money on. Sure, I’ll splurge on a mattress when it comes time to replace the old one. But I’m more concerned about the things that make everyday life comfortable.