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Old 05-18-2018, 04:59 PM
 
Location: CA
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Not much other than beer -- I do not drink the cheap stuff.
This is my answer, too.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Last year I bought my wife a Freeze-Dryer machine. That was a big purchase for me and that was the most recent thing that I splurged on.

She loves it. She uses it to FD everything.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:42 PM
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Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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My wife.
Happy wife, happy life. You are a wise man.
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:45 PM
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Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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Do you bring your own food to the movies?
I never buy movie food. I can buy, and do, all the junk they have much cheaper any day of the week. And the fake butter on the popcorn, eeeeewwwwwww. How can anyone eat that?
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Old 05-18-2018, 05:48 PM
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Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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Vet bills for my 3 senior black labs. LOL
Good for you. This CAN definitely be a "splurge". Lots of folks would not pay for the medical treatments that make and keep our pets comfortable. You are a responsible "pet parent". I commend you.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:22 PM
 
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I try to be as frugal as possible. I did splurge on a 11.6 tablet with a keyboard and it was Android 7. It was cheap only like $100 and then I bought a 7 inch Fire HD tablet with Alexa for $50.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:27 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Dining out and technology-related products.

Books at thrift stores, alcohol.
Trips to the dollar store.
mostly
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Right now, gardening stuff. It's funny that you think you'll save money by growing your own veggies, but by the time you buy soil, even if you find free pots, it seriously adds up. Plus, I'm setting up grow lights in my hobby room, and those add up, even though I found the cheapest option possible.

It's an investment, though. Once I get the tubs full of good soil, and the grow lights set up, I can use everything every year, with minimal future investment. But, there's still additional constant expenses, like pest control stuff, fertilizer, etc.

It's my hobby and that's what I splurge on. It would actually be cheaper to buy food, but it's fun to grow my own, and mine will ripen on the vine. I hope to have tons of tomatoes this year, even though I just live in an apartment with a tiny balcony.

I have lots of flowers blooming right now, too.

So, I splurge on my gardening hobby. I'm really frugal on everything else. Not enough money for much splurging here.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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Travel for sure, books, wine, good beer, and as of yesterday, a country club membership. My BF golfs a lot, and this is an inexpensive club compared to others, so we’ll probably break even, but the kids and I can hang by the pool, etc. as well.

Oh, and occasionally I’ll splurge on some fresh cut flowers for the dining room table, they make me happy so why not!
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Do you bring your own food to the movies?
Some people can go two hours without eating. Some even three, and I've heard of even breaking the four hour barriers.
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