5 Things You Should Be Spending Money On
If you're anything like me, you probably try to save money on anything you can. We're not shy around a coupon and practically mark big sale events on our calendars. While we may pride ourselves in these never ending efforts to save, there are certain areas where it often pays to spend a little extra:
Things you use constantly and find yourself having to replace. Do you have an element of your wardrobe you wear constantly? Consider buying higher quality items of these pieces you can't live without. Maybe this is a nice button down shirt, or quality running shoes. You will end up saving money by investing in items with a longer life span than having to constantly replace their cheaper alternatives.
A decent mattress. An astounding amount of the population does not get enough sleep. An expensive mattress may seem like a difficult investment to bring yourself to purchase. But think about it: more or less, you will spend 1/3 of your life in bed. That's something worth investing in! Bite the bullet and get yourself a nice mattress that will stand the test of time. Having a more meaningful night's rest will prove to be invaluable.
Cab fare. A good rule of thumb is if you don't have enough to pay for a cab home, reconsider going out. Your safety should be a top priority. Maybe you decide to leave earlier than your friends, or vice versa. Either way, you should always be prepared. Having cab fare is a way to ensure that no matter what time of night it may be, you will always have a safe way home.
Fruits and vegetables. Ever since grade school we have all been taught that a balanced diet is the key to our health. That's why we think it's worth it to spend a few extra bucks to make sure you're eating enough fruits and vegetables. This is crucial to keeping your immune system strong! There may not be fresh produce readily available to you. Not to worry. Frozen and canned produce are great options. In fact, frozen fruit is actually more nutrient rich than fresh fruit. This is because nutrients break down over time, and the fruit is frozen at its peak of freshness, locking in the nutrients.
UV Protection. This is a concept we can't stress enough. Spending money to protect your body from harmful UV rays is essential to maintaining your long-term health. Anytime you are in the sun for at least 30 minutes, it is recommended that you apply sunscreen. After that, you should reapply every 2 hours. And don't forget to protect your eyes! Your eyes can suffer from UV damage as well, so invest in a timeless pair of sunglasses to protect them.