There are some purchases you make in life that can actually save you money in the long run by putting up a little money up front. The old saying you get what you pay for, sure holds true when you purchase quality items that can hold up for many years, eventually saving money in your bank account by not having these items break down or need to be replaced often. Before you wait any longer, take a look at making a few smart purchases to begin to enjoy now.
Programmable Coffee Maker
If are like most to get coffee on the go, on the way to work, you spend $3, not to mention if you go out again in the afternoon, but could be spending $25 a week on coffee, or $100 a month, a ton if you think about it. By spending what you would spend in a month on a programmable coffee maker, you can set the brew timer the night before and you can wake up to the fresh smell in the morning, fill up your travel mug, and be on your way to work without having to stop and spend the extra money. Buy in bulk at Costco, and you will have plenty to last.
Upgrade Formal Attire
Whether you are going on a job interview, attending a wedding, or dressing up for a night on the town, it’s time to update that baggy suit that you have had for years but never quite fit right. For years I owed that very “suit”, or even wore a shirt and pants without a jacket, but I finally made the move for a fitted suit, matching I might add, that I will be able to own for years, provided my size does not change too much.
Up to Date Laptop
Speaking of holding onto things for way too long, I know from experience with my laptop that I finally just replaced, of which I should have replaced a decade ago. Now for around $700 you can purchase a thin, portable laptop that is completely up to date on technology. Having a laptop that boots up in a matter of seconds, can run multiple applications at once, which is important working from home, while still being able to access personal business. I know kick myself for not upgrading years ago, although the way technology goes these days, I would have already had to buy a new laptop in between my new one.
Mentioned earlier was getting what you pay for, and that is true with furniture. Buy cheap furniture and it can last for a short time, while uncomfortable, but spend a little more and you can have your couch, and mattress last for a decade if you take care of it. If you think about the amount of time you use products, we probably spend a good portion of our day in bed, on the couch, in between using our phone and computer, so if you are ever squabbling about spending money, think about how often you use owned items.