There are just some things that are worth paying extra for, and as always, it’s important to identify what’s important to you and to spend accordingly. Here are seven things that you just shouldn’t be cheap about.
1. KITCHEN ITEMS
Stocking a kitchen can be pricey, but there are some kitchen items that it’s totally okay to splurge on. Knives, blenders, mixing bowls, and pots and pans are definitely worth the investment.
You spend a third of your life sleeping, experts say, so it makes sense to get the most comfortable and supportive mattress that you can. Go top of the line so that you are fully rested and rejuvenated and have the most productive day.
3. HEALTHY GROCERIES
Your body is your temple. If you eat junk, your body is going to reflect that. Your energy, mood, and outlook all are affected by the food you eat, so it’s essential to fuel your body with the healthiest foods possible. Instead of eating out every night, hit up your local farmer’s market or health-food store for some fresh produce, and meal prep from home for the week. Your wallet and your body will thank you.
4. PERSONAL/DENTAL/HEALTH CARE
When it comes to health insurance, make sure you go all out and get full coverage. As adults, health insurance, auto insurance, property insurance, personal liability insurance, even an umbrella policy are all recommended to us, and we should definitely take advantage. You never know what will happen, and you will want that peace of mind.
To prevent any dental health issues that require an emergency visit to the dentist, be sure to buy the best Sonic Toothbrush you can with all the bells and whistles. You can’t grow back your teeth or your gums, so try and keep them in the best shape you can.
5. WORK CLOTHES & SHOES
Instead of buying a lot of cheap clothes on sale (that you know will more than likely fall apart after a wash or two) buy only a few work items as if you are building a boutique of high-quality items. Sure, they might be a bit pricier, but they will last longer, and you’ll have less clutter.
It is paramount that we keep our security in the back of our minds at all time. Let’s say you’re working super late one night and you don’t feel entirely comfortable walking home or to the bus stop – call a cab to pick you up! Maybe you are uncomfortable about the area you live in, and you are worried about a possible break-in. Research the best and most affordable home-security systems for you. Now, this is not to say that you can’t be safe without spending money. However, if you are worried about it, there are some easy ways to do this if you do the research.
Vacations are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make memories that you will never forget. Given that vacation time is rare, we should spend the most on them. We spend a majority of the year working, so we need to make the best of the time when we are not.
Set some realistic goals about where you want to go on vacation and get to saving! Another tip when traveling is to always check out travel insurance. Make sure it includes things like trip delays and cancellations due to weather. It’s good to be safe because you never know what might happen!
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