I enjoy reading LearnVest.com for financial advice, tips, articles and financial "bootcamps". It's a great resource of a financial website, mainly geared towards working women which is always a plus for us women!
They took a survey from LearnVest readers about Money Mistakes and Biggest Splurges - it was nice reading and learning that everyone else is human, spending and splurging regularly.
In the survey 2 out of 3 readers said "Money isn't everything". If I was to answer, I'm not sure what I would say. To me, yes money isn't everything, but it's more of a ticket to "freedom", where freedom means being able to live your life the way you want to. If you don't want to work, you don't have to. On the other hand, money isn't everything because family, friends, love, and time are all equally important and I would be just as happy without money if I just had my family's support.
1 out of 4 readers said "Money can't buy me love" and THAT truly is a statement I can wholeheartedly agree with. The BF and I met in college and he was supporting himself entirely. We had to come up with lots of ideas for dates and he did a fantastic job! He would take me hiking, go running at the track and the beach, visit various caves and other landmarks, cook me dinner, host BBQs, and other creative ideas. After he graduated, he couldn't find a job for a year and I unconditionally supported him when everyone else doubted him.
Next up - my favorite topic. Favorite splurges! I resonate with the top 3 answers of travel, car or home and designer wares. Traveling brings fond memories that you'll never forget, a car or home is basically essential in my life, and I appreciate the quality of any designer wares - to me it would be bags and shoes over clothes. I might also have to add my smartphone with unlimited minutes, data and texts - I realize I spend over $800 a year on my phone bill alone but I wouldn't give it up for anything, it's my life!
When I read the story about a reader spending $4k in 4 days to save her dying puppy I wanted to cry, because I would absolutely do the same for my dog if I were in that situation and if I had the money to try to save him.
What are your top 3 splurges? Is there a splurge you'll never forget?