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What Is Your Biggest Splurge of 2008?

Continuing with our Best of 2008 coverage, I'm dying to know about the splurges that helped make your year a little better.

You know that saying about all work and no play? The same concept goes for money — saving is incredibly important, but it's also necessary to treat ourselves sometimes so that we have motivation to continue on a healthy financial track. Hopefully you have no regrets about your splurges (as in, you didn't go into debt for them) and consider them well worth the money. Which one stands out as your biggest splurge of the year?



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seanymph seanymph 7 years
First time I have had two days off in a row in 8 years, and with 5 weeks paid time off, and decent pay? You know it was vacation! I could have paid off my debt entirely, or traveled and made memories. Best decision I ever made. I met the man of my dreams, traveled three times to see him, and now... I am moving to London. Sometimes a "splurge" is a new lease on life.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
now that i think about it - i said that my biggest splurge in 08 was a gadget (i.e. my huge tv) but now i realize that i actually got it on black friday last year so it wasn't an 08 purchase. i guess this year it was either my wedding dress or a vacation.
arienne arienne 7 years
My husband and I just bought each other a king sized mattress for Christmas. It's a pretty high end one so there was a bit of sticker shock when I first saw how much it would be, but I LOVE it! Especially since we've been sleeping on an old mattress on the floor for two years (since we bought our house) :)
sorrowja sorrowja 7 years
We purchased our first home.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Lets see...our biggest expense was our king sized foam bed and frame. Our next biggest expense was getting an extra 4 inches of 4 lbs memory foam for the bed. Wait. Actually our biggest expense was moving down south. We drove 10 hours and 650 miles in a truck. We paid around 1,000 for the truck, like 500 in gas, and our stop at a hotel + food and other stuff we needed. We're the people who make good money, can afford nice things, and are very cheap anyway.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
Gadgets and books. That's were all my extra money went.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 7 years
I guess buying a laptop and a Mulberry bag to put my laptop in. Since I'm a student, I can't splurge often. However, I will start working next month (my first real job), and I have list of things I want to get BADLY.
Advah Advah 7 years
Going to the US twice this year. :P And I did buy a few expensive things makeup wise - although I don't feel bad since they're good quality products and I usually keep things for years. Plus I'd wanted them for a really long time and now have no wish of buying more. And whatever, I'll blame it on Bella. :D
cpianolover cpianolover 7 years
Did I mention clothes and jewelry? Definitely spent a lot of money on that!
cpianolover cpianolover 7 years
I bought Versace glasses, several designer handbags, and tons of shoes! And I'm thinking about getting Chanel glasses....
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 7 years
I bought my husband a new computer.
elle-j elle-j 7 years
Pastry School $11,000!
Fitness Fitness 7 years
I voted for "bought a house" but were actually adding an addition. So really I bought half a house and it isn't done yet!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
There's no "other" category, but we bought a woodburning stove. Now we have free heat for the winter...YAY!! Plus, we're saving natural gas and oil, so we're being "green" by having it. Gotta love that.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
I finally broke down and traded in my old, beat up Mustang for a new Volkswagen! I love my new car and even though I spent more than I had originally planned, I do not regret the purchase at all!
loopymoi loopymoi 7 years
I bought a Coach that I was waiting patiently for as well as a bunch of clothes! Next year will probably be worse.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
My husband and I bought a new mattress, which cost us over 1K... eeek! Worth every penny though!
Deidre Deidre 7 years
It would have been "other" if that was an option -- I got a lot of furniture this year. Moving cities, getting an apartment with the fiance -- all led to a major case of nesting. I'll be so excited when we own a condo to put our stuff in!
Berlin Berlin 7 years
Bought my GORGEOUS Solstice this past April and just paid it off today:) Gotta love bartending!
saramay saramay 7 years
I bought a car and got married! Talk about spending! Next year will be much more low key I hope! Financially at least.
saramay saramay 7 years
I bought a car and got married! Talk about spending! Next year will be much more low key I hope! Financially at least.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 7 years
There's no other option, but mine is that I got Lasik!! And I love it! Worth every penny!
hanako66 hanako66 7 years
this year it was def my pretty new car :) I also got a cool new tv for my bedroom.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
My computer died not too long ago. So I had to buy a new one. A really cheap one, only $400 but thats the most I've spent at once all year.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
My new Nissan Rogue.
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