16 Non-Frugal Purchases That Will Make You Say “YOLO!”

There are some purchases people make that dig into their pockets, but they do not seem to mind them. A Reddit user wanted to know what kind of purchases frugal people made they didn’t mind. He specifically wanted to know what people bought because it made them happy and not to save money

Other Reddit users chipped into this conversation, and here are some of the best responses.

Soft Towels and Mattress

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“Really soft towels. They changed my life 🙂 A top-of-the-line mattress and pillows. You almost can’t put a price on good sleep,” said one user


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Another user has a sweet tooth, “I regularly buy the $23 a pound stuff from a local factory, plus a few times a year, I’ll buy chocolate that comes out at closer to $40 or $50 a pound.”

Vacuum Cleaner

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Who knew that a vacuum cleaner could bring such joy? “I bought an $800 vacuum cleaner, and it’s like driving a BMW of the vacuum world. It’s actually made vacuuming fun for me,” says one user.

Another adds, “My wife and I just spent $475 of our cashback on a Shark robot vacuum because our Dutch Shepherd is the best, but she also sheds her body weight each week. Just got it last night, and we are already thankful.”

High-End Gym Membership

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One spends a lot at the gym because they feel like they are rewarding themselves when they work out, “I know I could do the same thing for cheaper, but I like guilt-tripping myself into going, and I like the reward of being somewhere nice when I workout.”

Scuba Lessons for Kid

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After seeing how happy his kid was, this user’s money was well spent, “I bought my 14 yo son scuba diving lessons and scuba gear rentals to continue going scuba diving after he got his certification. All in all, it’s cost me about $2000 so far in the last year. He is so happy, and it enriches his life so much that I feel like it’s worth it.”

Heated House

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One user cannot stay in a cold house no matter what, “I keep my heat in my house around 70 in the winter, the heating bill be damned! I still wear warm socks, sweaters, etc., but you can only do so much in an old, uninsulated house. Winter is depressing enough, and I’ve chosen comfort over coins. It’s made a significant, positive impact on my mental health.”

High-Quality Spices

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If you have to get spices, go for the best as one user says, “2-3 times per year, I will go into a dedicated spice/vinegar/oil shop and stock up, as well as pick up a few gifts. Getting high-quality spices can go a long way to doctoring up cheaper meals, and you typically don’t have to use as much if it is fresh/good quality.”

Fancy Candles and Medieval-fantasy Costumes

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One user is living in a medieval era through costumes and candles, “They serve no purpose, but cleaning the apartment is much more fun when you can pretend to be a medieval barmaid.”


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This purchase greatly impacted this user’s life: “I lived in a second-floor walk-up without a dishwasher. One of the best purchases I ever made was late one night while drunk – I impulse-bought a countertop dishwasher. I used that thing for years and LOVED IT!!! I eventually moved into a different place with a dishwasher and sold it, but I still think back about that purchase. Worth it.”

Good Makeup

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Another loves makeup and can spend extravagantly on them, “Good makeup is a game changer. I don’t even wear it that often, but putting on good lipstick or nice nail polish is very satisfying.”


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A good massage can be life-changing, as one user notes, “Deep tissue massages twice a month. They greatly improve my quality of life.”

Luxury Brand Cookware

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Another loves cooking in fancy cookware, “Yes, I am boiling hoarded frozen chicken carcasses/bones and kitchen scraps in them, but god damn do I love my overpriced pretty cookware.”


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“As someone who writes, it’s soooooo nice to see the art of my characters coming to life. I have spent more than I would like to admit on the art I purchase, but every time I look at it, it makes me so happy,” explains another user

Espresso Machine

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It is hard to put a price on good coffee as one user found out, “$3K plus espresso machine….saving so much money now that I pull 120-150 shots a month. It will pay for itself in no time.”

An Expensive Horse

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One user admits her horse is expensive but cannot let it go, “I own a horse. He is my pride and joy, but it costs more to keep than a new car payment. He is in the budget under Sport, Entertainment and Mental health…”

House Cleaners

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Even though she is a stay-at-home mum, she feels good to know her house is always meticulously clean, “ I’m a SAHM and will cut back on everything before I lose them. The mental load that is taken off my shoulders knowing my house will be deep cleaned every other week is priceless.”

12 Not Very Obvious Signs That Someone Is Rich

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It is easy to know when someone is rich. However, sometimes it is not obvious. One Reddit user wanted to know what non-obvious signs pointed out that someone was rich. We have sampled some of the best responses from other Reddit users in that conversation.

12 Not Very Obvious Sign That Someone Is Rich 

The IRS Adjusted Its Tax Income Brackets — Are You Ready?

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Have you heard that the IRS adjusted their tax brackets? The reason behind the IRS adjusting its tax income brackets for next year is tax consolidation, which aims to simplify the tax code. You might have already heard about it.

The IRS Adjusted Its Tax Income Brackets — Are You Ready?

10 States Where You’re Least Likely To Find A Job

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Inflation has been cooling, unemployment rates are historically low, and wages have been rising, but that doesn’t mean the economic outlook is rosy everywhere and for everyone.

The following are the ten states where you’re least likely to find a job. The numbers are current as of May 2023.

10 States Where You’re Least Likely To Find a Job

15 Frugal Living Ideas To Make Your Money Stretch

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Frugal living comes with so many pros. You should embrace it whether you want to save up for big purchases, pay off your debts, or build a robust emergency or retirement fund. 

Implementing frugality is an excellent way to get your finances under control. These frugal living ideas can make that happen. 

15 Frugal Living Ideas To Make Your Money Stretch 

11 Insanely Frugal Things Most Frugal People Admit To Doing

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Ready to kick your frugality up a notch? We’ve rounded up the top 11 super-duper frugal moves that even the savviest penny-pinchers happily own up to. Yep, you might already be a frugality champ, but trust me, these ideas are like gems of money-saving wisdom you won’t wanna miss!

11 Insanely Frugal Things Most Frugal People Admit To Doing


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