5 things we should spend our money on, 5 things we should not on
We Should Spend Money More On
We Should Not Spend
Money Matters, But Happiness Matters Most
Materialistic gratification only lasts so long. It is said that our brains adapt to
happiness. With materialistic things buying our happiness, we are successful
for a brief moment. New things will lose their shine and we will lose our
Instead of spending your money on things that will eventually be obsolete, try
spending it on something that will make lasting memories. Memories become a
part of our lives forever and help make us who we are. The good experiences
will forever stay good in your mind forever and the bad ones turn into a funny
anecdote in the future.
Electronics in this day and age are almost a necessity, but that doesn’t mean
that you need to spend money to get the newest thing.
The shiny new feeling of your devices are very short lived and it is almost
guaranteed that there will be a newer and better model of the whatever device
you own within the next year.
2. Home Decor Fads
There will always be a new popular theme to decorate your home with.
You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get the signature look you see
in the magazine; there are always do it yourself ways to achieve the same look.
You can make it an experience and a time to bond with friends and family.
Keeping up with the newest car models is not a smart lifestyle unless you can
pay each of them off by the time the next model comes out.
This is a way to get you into a never ending hole of debt.
You will never have the title in your hands if you keep trading your car (half
paid off) for this current year’s model (which probably cost more).
4. Newest Fashion
You don’t have to feel guilty about giving into buying new clothes, bags and
shoes once in a while.
But when it gets to the point where you are trying to get each new bag or pair
of shoes for about $300 plus dollars, maybe you should skip out on one of
these and save the money for something else.
There is always going to be a new fad and there is no point on spending all
your hard earned money and losing precious closet space on it.
Fancy jewelry is nice to have for formal occasions, at the office and when
dancing on your night out.
If you can afford to buy a two thousand dollar watch, good job.
For the rest of us, there is a fine line between accessorizing and going into debt
for shiny things.
There isn’t another feeling in the world that can compare to the feeling of
starting to understand another language without thinking about it. Though
some language classes are very pricey, they are worth it. Taking classes on
different cultures, religion and different professions will open your mind to a
whole different world.
It does not mean you need to convert your religion or change your job. It will
simply mean that you have walked into a classroom with an open mind and
have added the things you have been taught to your vault of knowledge. You
may never know when it can come in handy.
Traveling can be pricey at times, but it creates memories that last a life time-
even the bad experiences. Typically we all laugh about the bad experiences
later on in life. One trip to Europe can cost someone the same as good laptop
and the long trips can cost less than a car you don’t really need but want.
Trade all those materialistic things in for a night under the Northern Lights, a
kiss on the Eiffel Tower, or a long journey backpacking through the Alps.
Learning to play an instrument is a great start to a new tradition in your family.
You can pass this down to your children and make new memories. That is, of
course, after you have told them about the ones you have when you learned to
You can also venture out and spend about a dollar or two to take a chance on
a new genre. Who knows, you could end up with a couple (or a couple
hundred) songs added to your music library.
Book are always going to be something different with each reader that turns its’
pages. It is a completely different experience using your imagination to put the
author’s words into images in your head. Books won’t ever require you to turn
them on, charge them or restart them. They are things you can pass down
from generation to generation.
It is a much different experience to sit somewhere, with a book in hand, with
absolutely no distractions. Books are portals to explore completely different
worlds with a turn of a page.
Trying new food goes hand in hand with traveling the world. Instead of
spending a few hundred on a bag, save it for some great food when out and
about. Take some cooking classes on food from different cultures. In Italy, they
offer cooking classes at a vineyard. You can learn from an Italian chef how to
create a great meal. It is something you can take back home with you and
teach friends and family.
There are several chocolatiers in Belgium that are worth spending the extra
dime to appreciate a perfectly crafted truffle.
Put your money into things that will create
memories over the instant materialistic things.
You don’t have to spend all of it on creating
memories but if you do, it won’t be something