Money To Live

September 14, 2013

New Purchases

Filed under: budgeting,cost analysis,scrimp/splurge,spending — by moneyconsciously @ 10:33 am

Recently I made a purchase of items over which I hesitated. They cost more than I planned to spend, but were very lovely. Here’s why I chose not to scrimp, but to splurge.

The items were a good fit. They filled the niche I planned to use them for, in more than one way. They would be long-lasting.

The items were also well designed and made of good materials. Some or all of the work (design, production) was done locally rather than outsourced to sweat shops. And the items were sold by a wonderful local business.

It’s the second set of points that probably contributed to the higher cost of the items. However, those points were congruent with values I support. So, putting my money where my mouth is, I made the purchase.

No regrets.

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