Some little luxuries are worth spending more but there are still ways to save on them. Part of being frugal is deciding where to spend less money, and where to spend more.
Susan Gregory Thomas suggested this in her post “Little Luxuries Lift You Up” on dailyworth.com, a website about money written by women for women. Even when money is tight, if you can, it’s worth saving even just a few pennies a day for that special lipstick or other treat that lifts you up.
These are 10 things that to me are worth the higher cost. Call them “treats” for myself and my family, or just call them wise buys. Though I’ll buy clothes at thrift stores and use coupons wherever I can, some things are not worth buying cheap, especially when you consider their long-term usefulness and life improvement value. For example, why buy something cheap if you’re going to have to keep replacing it, if you could just spend more money up front for an item that lasts longer? [Read more…]