Yesterday, a few coworkers and I were talking about Thanksgiving dinner. I’m going to what is being termed “Refugee Thanksgiving” – those of us stuck in town with no family, most of us government employees who have to work on Friday (since I was going to be in town, I volunteered so others could be with their families). It’s a good time – everyone brings a dish and people who were strangers before dinner are friends once the pie is consumed.
One co-worker commented that Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday because she and her husband splurge and get a take-out Thanksgiving dinner prepared by a local restaurant. It sounds incredibly fancy (and delicious), but also fairly expensive. She says that as soon as the holiday decorations start to appear, she starts to think about this meal. They only do it once a year and it’s one of her favorite splurges.
That got me to thinking. What is my favorite financial splurge? For me, it might be the few expensive races that I run every year. Sure, I could run cheaper races, but I enjoy the big expensive ones a whole lot. Why? The experience, the amenities, the shirts, the medals, that sort of thing. It’s unnecessary, but I love it, and I know it’s a splurge, but since it’s only a few times a year, it’s doable.
What about you? What’s your favorite financial splurge? Something unnecessary that you love?