Things I Don't at All Mind Spending Money On
Not to be totally stereotypical, but I come from a family that didn't buy retail. I'm mostly cured of that, and especially in the following areas, where I am unabashedly profligate.
- •Babysitting/childcare.Always worth it to have time.
- •Good food.Sometimes I spend on this to a ridiculous degree, I admit.
- •Medium-nice clothes.Never used to, but now that I do (and doing a lot of my shopping in Paris helps), I'm a lot happier when I get dressed.
- •Supporting/buying creative projects made by people I like/admire.Whether or not I enjoy the final product.
- •Monthly or weekly unlimited subway passes when I'm in NYC or Paris.Without calculating/caring whether it's really worth it given how much I'll be traveling.
- •Medical care.Duh. Priorities.
- •Indie computer games.Such small amounts of money bring me so much mental relief.
- •Snow removal service in winter.Thank god for the Connecticut Commercial Maintenance Co.
- •Spotify Premium.I'm not that into music, so it's all I need.
- •Pour-over and cold brew coffee.I came to coffee late in life (after kid #2) and started with very good stuff.
- •Expensive elaborate Lego sets for my 5-year-old.Worth it on many levels.
- •Maybe my next list should be stuff I always do resent spending money on, at least a little?