You know that going through life with constant deprivation is really no way to live, and this year 28 percent of you chose to splurge on clothes, shoes, bags, or jewelry. Vacations were also a very popular splurge in 2008, capturing 26 percent of your votes.
The easiest way to splurge without guilt is to save up for the things that we covet. In fact, I think that I end up loving something more because I've worked hard to save for it, and having to wait to make a purchase prevents impulse spending. Do you already have your eye on another splurge-worthy expense?