Written in collaboration with Mary J.
Treating yourself and splurging once in a while is important. Everyone’s way of ‘splurging’ will be different, but treating yourself with something every once in a while is a great way to care for yourself and your loved ones with that ‘something special’. Plus, splurging on something makes us happy, is a great way to get you feeling excited again about a certain area of everyday life such as commuting or going to work, and intentional splurging is something that will keep you excited about a purchase and be better at avoiding those mindless spending moments.
That being said… splurge, but splurge wisely.
How to Splurge Wisely
One can spend wisely, for example, by looking for good deals even if you’re set on splurging. This way, you can still invest in a ‘special item’ but at a more affordable price. Luxury fashion is a common example of this, and luckily there are great sites that you can check out for affordable fashion deals. For example, Luisaviaroma (LVR) is a great place to find amazing deals on high-end fashion items.
How to splurge without regretting it
- An investment for your career
An investment for your career is one that will keep on giving. If there is a certification program, class or training that you have wanted to do to further your career, this is a wonderful thing to invest in. You may even be able to negotiate a higher salary for it or even start up with a side business because of it. So if there is something that you have always wanted to learn or boost your skills in adhering to your career or interests, check what investments seem the best fit for you.
- Something you’ve saved up for
When you splurge on something you’ve saved up for, there has already been a lot of thought that goes into the purchase. So chances are great that once you do make that purchase, you won’t regret it! This is also a great way to teach and reteach yourself how to prioritize your spending and save up for special items or big ticket items that are either a ‘want’ or a ‘need’. Being able to decipher for the two and being aware of your relationship with money are two great benefits of the happy splurge!
- Something you’ve been desiring for quite some time and you’re sure you want
Many people have that ‘dream item’ and a ‘practical dream item’ that they have always wanted. When you invest in something that you have been wanting for a long while, it is both satisfying once you finally get and it is more likely that you will want to hold onto for a long time making it a more practical purchase. This avoids that purchase that you are quickly bored with scenario
- Special occasion purchase
Splurging on something special for an important anniversary or birthday is an investment that someone special will appreciate for years to come.
Do you splurge every once in a while? If so, what do you treat yourselves to?