What is the one thing you splurge on?

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  1. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    Most things I splurge on, I can somewhat justify.... One "thing" we have that I absolutely can't justify, because, with a little bit of effort, we could do his work ourselves, is our accountant for our taxes. He's an independent guy and absolutely fabulous and I love just dropping off all the paperwork and not having to deal with taxes. We had him do our taxes the year we bought a house, had to file 3 different State returns and were in over our heads. It was so nice, we decided to keep giving him our business.

    What is your one major thing that you splurge on?
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    neccy Victor and Pepper and Sancho's quality of food.
     
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    Saeleofu Active Member

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    That's justified to me.



    I cannot justify my weekly cottage pie. It's $5 and I could easily make a ginormous one (and have) for $7. I can try to justify it by saying I'm supporting small, local business, but...yeah. But I LIKE IT AND IT MAKES ME HAPPY SO THERE. Even if I have to drive halfway across town to get it when I'm at work, I'm getting my cottage pie. I do get the 9th meal free after buying 8 meals.

    I also splurged on a nice collar for each of the boys. Now that they each have a nice collar, I have zero interest in buying more. So I can say it's justified because it effectively cured my collar addiction :rofl1:
     
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    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    My camera. Yeah it's not top of the line but it's way more than I need and there's absolutely no payback whatsoever. But I saved for a long time to get it and I adore it and don't regret it at all.

    Agility is also purely a splurge. But I'm willing to give up other things and be very frugal in my everyday life to enable us to compete.
     
  5. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I don't think food counts as a splurge, since they need it to survive/thrive.

    Where I get in trouble is toys & other nicnacks for the animals, like toys & chewies & whatever.
     
  6. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    Starbucks. Every time I go anywhere I get a coffee and a cake ball.

    Presents for other people (mainly my sister). I spent wwaaayyy too much on Christmas presents this year.

    This Justin Bieber concert I'm going to. I am embarrassed to even say how much I've spent. I will say that the tickets were $500 ($250 each, I bought my own and my sister's) and then at least that much on a camera, custom tshirts, posters and poster supplies, etc. I'm truly crazy. But this is something very important to us that means a lot to us and we will never forget it. So it's worth it.
     
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    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Dog Food. Because I could totally get it for FREE, but I have every intention of putting Frodo back on prey model raw by March. I can even do premade for FREE, but I find building my own food to be fun, lol.

    Though it's not a huge splurge because I found out yesterday that I can get 120# of parts to make the whole 80/10/10 and it will cost me $225 and feed Frodo for 15 months. He eats like...nothing. And I can't imagine the puppy will eat all that much either.

    Also my new splurge is locally grown organic honey. Because it tastes GOOD!
    Oh, and tea.
     
  8. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Tea. Oh god the tea.
     
  9. sparks19

    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Disney trips of course :p
     
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    LindaJD New Member

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    Clothes, I have so many clothes. I have clothes in my closet from last year with the tags still on them. I usually end up giving them to my daughters if they see them and like them.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Well I spent £60 on Yankee candles yesterday.....

    That's about $100.

    I dont have any one thing I splurge on. Just random splurges :D
     
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    Collars and dog tags, i have a huge spending problem for my dogs. If you asked me the last time I bought a pair of shoes I honestly couldnt tell you.
     
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    Books.....I read probably 4-5 books a week most weeks and am not good at remembering to use the library for myself. Luckily, I dont mind reading the same book multiple times.

    More recently, makeup and nail polish :O I was so NEVER into caring about it before but darn it, its fun for me:)


    and yeah, Starbucks....summertime is frappucino and in winter its salted caramel mocha.

    Music would be my DHs. We both have very eclectic tastes but like very little of what is usually played on commercial radio. Luckily we have a phenomenal local independent radio station here (and its streams online too!! http://kdhx.org/ So I am going to splurge I think and continue our XM radio.

    Whoops, way more than one thing listed there!!!
     
  14. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    - Subway. I love it like no other.
    - Dunkin Donuts coffee that I can make at home.
    - Eyeshadow
    - & horse treats.

    Er... You said one but I can't choose right now lol
     
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    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    One single thing?

    Yarn.
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    VFFs.... but I think I'm done with that for awhile. I think 10 pairs is enough. :)
     
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    ACooper Moderator

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    I think this is me as well.

    I tend to stay on budget and then BOOM......I'll see some really nice sheets (that we don't need) and get 'em. Or be really good on budget for a month or two and BAM.......new boots, LOL.....oh oh, one of Kevin's favorites (HA!) LONGABERGER BASKETS! :eek: hahahaahhaha But it's not a set pattern and doesn't happen with regularity.

    Never know when it'll strike, it's like lightening! :rofl1:
     
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    Tea. Definitely the tea. $50 tea shopping sprees are not unheard of. I try keep them few and far between...try.
     
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    katielou Slave to the Aussie

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    Dogs. Buying/shipping dogs.

    Other than that probably camera stuff.
     

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