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Old 11-06-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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A bone in rib eye steak to grill. I can only afford it once a month.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Does the Catholic Church still sell them?
^Ha, that's the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thread title!
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I also buy wine. I have a wine shop near me that only sells wines from smaller wineries. They are always having deals on cases, so I get 12 bottles at a time. This way I always have wine on hand to take when friends and I go to a BYOB for dinner or when we have a church potluck or something to attend to which you can bring wine. Of course, I also drink some every night, usually half a bottle, sometimes less, sometimes, but rarely, more.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:37 AM
 
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Nothing really once a month, with regularity. But whenever I want -- whether it's once a month or once every few months, or twice a year:

-- Sushi, Pizza, or a cheesesteak
-- Clothes (More like a couple of times as year. Sometimes, I hate to say it, but even though I have more clothes than I'll ever wear -- and even knowing I'll likely never wear the clothing I'm buying right then -- I just feel like buying something, just to buy it. Just because I like the item. But the clothes are very inexpensive, Walmart, DD's Discount, etc. I can be an impulse shopper. At least I keep my price point at a total at one one time to 10-20 bucks.)

I've been thinking about purging most of the thing I have. And I'm smart enough to know it makes no sense to ADD to my "hoard." But I enjoy indulging my impulse. So I do. Life is short I'm not going to stress out about it

-- Once a year I order all my vitamins and supplements for the year. That's about $600.00. Technically, that could be considered and indulgence.
-- I do order out a lot...so if anything, THAT is my every week indulgence.

And when you think about it.....what exactly IS an indulgence? Anything above subsistence could meet that definition.
I do like certain soaps and body scrubs that might be considered mid-priced by some, expensive by some, and beneath them by others.
-- Is $25.00 for a body scrub indulgent....when you could get a body scrub at Walmart for $5.00?
-- Is $10.00 for a pair of wool socks and indulgence, when you can buy a pack of socks for less than that?

Some people think buying anything new -- that you could buy used.....is indulgent.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:52 AM
 
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What is an indulgence? I drive 50 miles one way once or twice a week for chocolates, French pastries, and lunch but never considered it an indulgence. It's like going to the gym only it's for mental health. ;-)
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Fresh organic Cheese and Bread. Regularly dine at many of Asheville’s great restaurants. Biltmore Wineclub about once a week. I don’t really feel these are indulgences, just retirement rewards.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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What are your regular "must haves" that are really just wants? Mine are:

Wine -- about $250 a month (About 14 moderately-priced bottles and one bottle about $50)*
Scented candles -- about $25 per month (I buy them in bulk on sale)
Our personal coffee blend that we personally grind -- about $25 a month


*That is, about 15 bottles total to share with my husband!
Not to get too academic, but economics 101 teaches us there is no such thing as a "need" or a "must have;" all that exists are "wants & desires."
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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Once a month - very well done hair apt.

Every few months - a Brahmin handbag. I'm addicted !
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Driving my 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T.
Don't you want to trade up to a Hellcat???
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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My brother in chopsticks. Same here but about every two or three weeks and made at home. There is no sushi restaurant close to me that can match what I can make at home so I have some good stuff FedExed in and eat like Pharaoh for a couple of nights.
I know that sushi-grade fish has been deep frozen to -40 degrees or so in the US to kill parasites, etc. Where do you source sushi-grade fish that has been properly frozen ahead of time?
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