That Extravagant Thing You Do

Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities
ResearchMed
Posts: 7907
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:25 pm

Re: What is your luxury good?

Post by ResearchMed » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:09 pm

stoptothink wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:00 pm
daveydoo wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:57 pm
stoptothink wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:49 pm
At this point in my life, I think my luxury good is actually being able to provide nice things to those I love my wife as they actually enjoy them.
Not to be superficial, but it may not be terrible to have a few nice things that your close family associates with you. Wait, hear me out!

My low-maintenance non-acquisitive spouse recently said, "Not to be mean, but you really have nothing *nice* from your father." It's true. We got some money and that's nice, but it does not affect our current or future lifestyle. He bought nice jewelry for my (late) mother that we kids and/or our spouses wear and cherish and think of her. But for himself he had K-Mart-type clothes, shoes, watches for the most part. So I miss having something tangible. I know that sounds silly and I never would have expected it. He was anti-materialistic but did enjoy the finer things -- nice meals and nice vacations. And no, I would not trade happy memories for a material thing, but would it be so hard to have both? :D

So I bought a nice but wearable watch and plan to make a nice ring or two. No, I don't believe the Patek ads that I'm buying for the next generation. And I know that memories are more important than things. And I'm not super-sentimental on the spectrum and I do not feel that things hold any magical or spiritual connection to the deceased (meaning I think I'm pretty much like the rest of us). But we did "waste" money shipping some beloved pieces of furniture to many different corners of the country just to hold onto them. And I do wish I had a tangible daily reminder in the form of a ring or a watch or a...something.
We have this conversation quite often. My wife always wants to buy me something for my birthday or Christmas. For the past year it has been a nice watch. I always manage to talk her out of it, and instead convince her to buy something for herself or the kids or plan a nice date night. One thing that I have been thinking about is an electric assisted fat bike, and we have set a plan that I'll get one when we have the house paid off. The house will be paid off in ~3yrs, but I suspect by then that I will have talked myself out of that one too.
Assuming you can afford it, you might want to consider that something nice to do for your wife would be to "let" her buy you something really special.
Then you thank her a lot, and tell her how much you like it, and that you'll think of her whenever you use it / look at it, etc.

And who knows... you might actually really enjoy using or looking at it :happy

RM
This signature is a placebo. You are in the control group.

User avatar
ruralavalon
Posts: 14478
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:29 am
Location: Illinois

Re: That Extravagant Thing You Do

Post by ruralavalon » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:43 am

MY old car has died. I bought a nice used Cadillac CTS .

We dine out frequently.
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein | Wiki article link:Getting Started

neilpilot
Posts: 2006
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:46 pm
Location: Memphis area

Re: That Extravagant Thing You Do

Post by neilpilot » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:55 am

We travel often, but rarely drive over an hour. Use our own airplane for most trips except international or transcontinental. It sometimes costs more than the airlines, but it's often faster. We can fly on our own schedule.

BBQ Nut
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:19 am

Re: That Extravagant Thing You Do

Post by BBQ Nut » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:20 am

* Swords (katana)
* Craft Beer :sharebeer
* Audio gear & LPs, SACDs
* Quality meats from my specialty butcher

But with the kids in college, I can see us upping our travel budget quite a bit. :happy

trueson1
Posts: 99
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:40 am

Re: That Extravagant Thing You Do

Post by trueson1 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:00 am

Good aged single malt Scotch and smooth bourbon!

Nice Vacations

arrieros81
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:31 pm

Re: What is your luxury good?

Post by arrieros81 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:02 pm

SuperGrafx wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:39 am
arrieros81 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Clothing and accessories with real fur.
What kind of real fur??
Well, not dog or cat fur I guess. I saw cat skins for sale in Asia once.

quantAndHold
Posts: 2253
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:39 pm

Re: That Extravagant Thing You Do

Post by quantAndHold » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:53 pm

Declaring myself financially independent in my early 50’s and quitting my job. Like someone else upthread said, I definitely left at least $1M on the table.

Travel. Lots of it, now that we’re not bound by work schedules.

Dottie57
Posts: 5022
Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 5:43 pm

Re: What is your luxury good?

Post by Dottie57 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:46 pm

daveydoo wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:57 pm
stoptothink wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:49 pm
At this point in my life, I think my luxury good is actually being able to provide nice things to those I love my wife as they actually enjoy them.
Not to be superficial, but it may not be terrible to have a few nice things that your close family associates with you. Wait, hear me out!

My low-maintenance non-acquisitive spouse recently said, "Not to be mean, but you really have nothing *nice* from your father." It's true. We got some money and that's nice, but it does not affect our current or future lifestyle. He bought nice jewelry for my (late) mother that we kids and/or our spouses wear and cherish and think of her. But for himself he had K-Mart-type clothes, shoes, watches for the most part. So I miss having something tangible. I know that sounds silly and I never would have expected it. He was anti-materialistic but did enjoy the finer things -- nice meals and nice vacations. And no, I would not trade happy memories for a material thing, but would it be so hard to have both? :D

So I bought a nice but wearable watch and plan to make a nice ring or two. No, I don't believe the Patek ads that I'm buying for the next generation. And I know that memories are more important than things. And I'm not super-sentimental on the spectrum and I do not feel that things hold any magical or spiritual connection to the deceased (meaning I think I'm pretty much like the rest of us). But we did "waste" money shipping some beloved pieces of furniture to many different corners of the country just to hold onto them. And I do wish I had a tangible daily reminder in the form of a ring or a watch or a...something.
I kept my Dad’s old bathrobe which I frequently saw him wear. Sounds silly, but I do end up smiling when I see it in my closet.

notsobright
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:07 pm

What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by notsobright » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:13 am

[Thread merged into here, see below (next page) --admin LadyGeek]

Inspired by the other mega frugal thread :)

What NON frugal thing did you do today?


Guess i'll start:
payed an extra $25 in shipping on a $20 item to get here in time for Christmas

HEDGEFUNDIE
Posts: 1567
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:06 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by HEDGEFUNDIE » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:19 am

Spent $1100 for professional family photography (gift to my parents)

Dontwasteit
Posts: 83
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:52 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Dontwasteit » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:33 am

Notsobright...That's a tough pill to swallow :beer

B4Xt3r
Posts: 316
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:56 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by B4Xt3r » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:38 am

I drove my truck because it has more smiles per gallon than my wife's prius.

User avatar
jfn111
Posts: 978
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:42 pm
Location: Minnesota

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by jfn111 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:46 am

I went to see Aquaman yesterday and splurged for the large popcorn and large soda. $16.12 latter I'm thinking- that was more than the ticket. :oops:

Bacchus01
Posts: 2224
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:35 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Bacchus01 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 am

Spent the extra $300/night for the Platinum Rock Star suite at Hard Rock Riviera Maya.

Worth every penny.

We check out today.

go_mets
Posts: 365
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:49 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by go_mets » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:53 am

I bought a new laptop that I did not need but the price was very good and I paid with a gift card that I had purchased at 10% off.
I will end up donating the laptop.
So I guess it was 1/2 frugal and 1/2 non-frugal. :happy
.

User avatar
VictoriaF
Posts: 18680
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:27 am
Location: Black Swan Lake

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by VictoriaF » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:56 am

My NON-frugal things are not purchases but activities in which I don't want to engage even they have financial benefit. I place a high opportunity cost on my time and happiness.

Victoria
WINNER of the 2015 Boglehead Contest. | Every joke has a bit of a joke. ... The rest is the truth. (Marat F)

User avatar
corn18
Posts: 1147
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 6:24 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by corn18 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:57 am

Paid $300 for 2 oz of Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac at Xmas dinner last night.

gator15
Posts: 385
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:33 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by gator15 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:57 am

Currently staying in a hotel and went down to the hotel bar and spent $20 for two beers when I had beer in my hotel room. Did so because the bar was showing a football game that wasn’t being shown in my hotel room.

livesoft
Posts: 64165
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:00 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by livesoft » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:03 am

I ran the dishwasher when it was only one-third full.
Wiki This signature message sponsored by sscritic: Learn to fish.

sambb
Posts: 2293
Joined: Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:31 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by sambb » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:04 am

got a mesh wifi network to update my old one.
Mesh network is awesome, and wish i would not have waited this long
took 15 minutes to set up in a large house with over 20 devices connecting

andypanda
Posts: 177
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:11 pm
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by andypanda » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:54 am

Took my wife, her son, d-in-law, 3-y-old grandson and her older brother out for dinner last night. It was her idea. :) It's a nice place on the James River with a view of the city lights and it's close to home. I had the fried seafood platter & she had the crab stuffed lobster (she's 103 pounds and ate the entire thing along with some salad & calamari). Tab with tax and tip = $360. Could have been worse. :sharebeer

Merry Christmas

DrGoogle2017
Posts: 1775
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:30 am

I went to do Christmas shopping at one of the high end supermarket place, not WholeFood. I purchased all the top quality seafood(can’t stand seafood at Costco), bought lots of charcuterie there as well. It’s one of my favorite place to shop for Christmas food, they have everything, but much more expensive than regular supermarket.

quantAndHold
Posts: 2253
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:39 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by quantAndHold » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:45 am

Made the choice not to work, even though I could earn a six figure income.

littlebird
Posts: 1422
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:05 pm
Location: Valley of the Sun, AZ

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by littlebird » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:49 pm

Paid time and a half holiday rate for my spouse’s morning aide to do her usual shift and gave her a fairly generous holiday bonus in addition. At our stage of life, there isn’t a whole lot of things to be unfrugal with, but competent, caring help is certainly up there.

User avatar
Flymore
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue May 31, 2016 1:31 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Flymore » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:54 pm

Bought new Samsung Galaxy s9+ that I didn't need.
Fantastic phone. :D

sil2017
Posts: 273
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:25 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by sil2017 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:07 pm

Paid $125 change fee to Alaska Airlines to change an award ticket

Pomegranate
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:42 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Pomegranate » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:59 pm

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:30 am
I went to do Christmas shopping at one of the high end supermarket place, not WholeFood. I purchased all the top quality seafood(can’t stand seafood at Costco), bought lots of charcuterie there as well. It’s one of my favorite place to shop for Christmas food, they have everything, but much more expensive than regular supermarket.
Could you share the name of the place? I like seafood from Costco but always ready to try smth better :D

Texgal17
Posts: 90
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Location: Texas

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Texgal17 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm


I bought a fancy Water Pic for $56.00 that I’m not sure I will like using...trying to do better with my dental care. :D

HockeyFan99
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed May 22, 2013 8:53 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by HockeyFan99 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:04 pm

Purchased Die Hard on Amazon, rather than renting it, because my wife was in the mood for a “holiday movie” and I told her I would “pick us a classic.”
"I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons." - Hotblack Desiato

User avatar
welderwannabe
Posts: 846
Joined: Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:32 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by welderwannabe » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:15 pm

HockeyFan99 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Purchased Die Hard on Amazon, rather than renting it, because my wife was in the mood for a “holiday movie” and I told her I would “pick us a classic.”
I did the exact same thing. She actually ended up enjoying it.
I am not an investment professional, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

User avatar
Nestegg_User
Posts: 1160
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:26 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Nestegg_User » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:58 pm

HockeyFan99 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Purchased Die Hard on Amazon, rather than renting it, because my wife was in the mood for a “holiday movie” and I told her I would “pick us a classic.”
https://www.vulture.com/2018/07/bruce-w ... movie.html

HEDGEFUNDIE
Posts: 1567
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:06 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by HEDGEFUNDIE » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 pm

Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm

I bought a fancy Water Pic for $56.00 that I’m not sure I will like using...trying to do better with my dental care. :D
WaterPik changed my life. It’s amazing how much gets in between your teeth.

Texgal17
Posts: 90
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:51 pm
Location: Texas

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Texgal17 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:04 pm

HEDGEFUNDIE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm

I bought a fancy Water Pic for $56.00 that I’m not sure I will like using...trying to do better with my dental care. :D
WaterPik changed my life. It’s amazing how much gets in between your teeth.
Good to know! My sister swears by it too....So, I’ll give it a whirl! Thanks...

User avatar
Cycle
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun May 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Location: USA

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Cycle » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Brought a new (1st) child home from the hospital yesterday

abner kravitz
Posts: 362
Joined: Tue May 05, 2015 7:42 am
Location: Beaufort County, SC

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by abner kravitz » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:04 pm
HEDGEFUNDIE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm

I bought a fancy Water Pic for $56.00 that I’m not sure I will like using...trying to do better with my dental care. :D
WaterPik changed my life. It’s amazing how much gets in between your teeth.
Good to know! My sister swears by it too....So, I’ll give it a whirl! Thanks...
My periodontist told me 25 years ago that a Water Pic would be the best thing I could do for myself. I highly recommend them also.

DrGoogle2017
Posts: 1775
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:11 pm

Pomegranate wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:59 pm
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:30 am
I went to do Christmas shopping at one of the high end supermarket place, not WholeFood. I purchased all the top quality seafood(can’t stand seafood at Costco), bought lots of charcuterie there as well. It’s one of my favorite place to shop for Christmas food, they have everything, but much more expensive than regular supermarket.
Could you share the name of the place? I like seafood from Costco but always ready to try smth better :D
I sent you a PM. Plus at Costco they sell huge package for everything, here you can specify where the cut of a certain type of fish. I think in the end it’s cheaper over.
Last edited by DrGoogle2017 on Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Cycle
Posts: 986
Joined: Sun May 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Location: USA

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Cycle » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:30 pm

abner kravitz wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:04 pm
HEDGEFUNDIE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm

I bought a fancy Water Pic for $56.00 that I’m not sure I will like using...trying to do better with my dental care. :D
WaterPik changed my life. It’s amazing how much gets in between your teeth.
Good to know! My sister swears by it too....So, I’ll give it a whirl! Thanks...
My periodontist told me 25 years ago that a Water Pic would be the best thing I could do for myself. I highly recommend them also.
No substitute for flossing tho! definitely a great part of oral hygiene

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-life ... q-20058112

adamthesmythe
Posts: 2417
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:47 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by adamthesmythe » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:04 pm

Nothing yet, but the day is still young.

User avatar
GerryL
Posts: 2009
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:40 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by GerryL » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:12 pm

Not today but last week:
Paid deposits on two (more) trips, one in Sept 2019 and the other a year later. Splurged to get balcony cabins!
Travelling as a solo it is hard to get deals on single cabins. Grabbed them now so I could get them at all.

Got the last one on the 2019 voyage. Both are actually full-size cabins.

Icecakes
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:20 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Icecakes » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:22 pm

Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm

I bought a fancy Water Pic for $56.00 that I’m not sure I will like using...trying to do better with my dental care. :D
Used daily this can save you hundreds if not thousands with a periodontist

User avatar
JonnyDVM
Posts: 1631
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:51 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by JonnyDVM » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm

Just opened the silver oak to breath. It’s going with the prime rib we are having later. Also a splurge.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -Dr. Seuss

User avatar
corn18
Posts: 1147
Joined: Fri May 22, 2015 6:24 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by corn18 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:38 pm

JonnyDVM wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Just opened the silver oak to breath. It’s going with the prime rib we are having later. Also a splurge.
My Camus cab is breathing as well.

User avatar
JonnyDVM
Posts: 1631
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:51 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by JonnyDVM » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:42 pm

corn18 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:38 pm
JonnyDVM wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Just opened the silver oak to breath. It’s going with the prime rib we are having later. Also a splurge.
My Camus cab is breathing as well.
Hah hah. I’m saving that bottle for mid January. We’re going to a nice restaraunt. There’s a $25 corkage fee but it’s still way less than buying a bottle. Deep down I’m still a cheapo.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -Dr. Seuss

O2sats
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun May 24, 2015 8:04 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by O2sats » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:48 pm

corn18 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:38 pm
JonnyDVM wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Just opened the silver oak to breath. It’s going with the prime rib we are having later. Also a splurge.
My Camus cab is breathing as well.
Both of those are some of my favorites. I try not to indulge too often in the nicer bottles. I say that as I'm letting my Stag's leap cab breathe now too 😁

sirsa
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:29 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by sirsa » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:52 pm

jfn111 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:46 am
I went to see Aquaman yesterday and splurged for the large popcorn and large soda. $16.12 latter I'm thinking- that was more than the ticket. :oops:
When I was in high school and still relied on pocket money to watch movies, I was so pissed off at the cost of popcorn and soda that I vowed I would never buy popcorn and soda when going to the cinemas. I am 29 years old and still won't touch popcorn and soda inside the cinema theatres. Lol.

User avatar
JonnyDVM
Posts: 1631
Joined: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:51 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by JonnyDVM » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:02 pm

O2sats wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:48 pm
corn18 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:38 pm
JonnyDVM wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Just opened the silver oak to breath. It’s going with the prime rib we are having later. Also a splurge.
My Camus cab is breathing as well.
Both of those are some of my favorites. I try not to indulge too often in the nicer bottles. I say that as I'm letting my Stag's leap cab breathe now too 😁
Todays the day! Finally, an occasion where you don’t have to feel guilty about breaking out the “nice” bottle.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -Dr. Seuss

Woodshark
Posts: 424
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:09 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Woodshark » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:04 pm

HEDGEFUNDIE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:19 am
Spent $1100 for professional family photography (gift to my parents)
As a retired professional photographer, I thank you.

User avatar
LilyFleur
Posts: 77
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:36 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by LilyFleur » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:09 pm

I gave my two hard-working, frugal, starving college-student children a check for $500 each for Christmas. I signed the card from me and my mother. My mother died last year and I have decided I want to share my money with my children as we go along rather than giving them a larger inheritance.

User avatar
LilyFleur
Posts: 77
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:36 pm

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by LilyFleur » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:12 pm

abner kravitz wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:09 pm
Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:04 pm
HEDGEFUNDIE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Texgal17 wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:02 pm

I bought a fancy Water Pic for $56.00 that I’m not sure I will like using...trying to do better with my dental care. :D
WaterPik changed my life. It’s amazing how much gets in between your teeth.
Good to know! My sister swears by it too....So, I’ll give it a whirl! Thanks...
My periodontist told me 25 years ago that a Water Pic would be the best thing I could do for myself. I highly recommend them also.
Water Pic (with a nasal tip) has saved me a ton on doctor visits for sinus infections. You can irrigate with a homemade saline solution (use distilled water) and wash out the infection and then you won't need antibiotics.

FIre Fighter
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:23 am

Re: What NON frugal thing did you do today?

Post by FIre Fighter » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:47 pm

Splurged for the $7.99 wine from Trader Joe’s. Normally go for the $4.99 bottle.

Post Reply