Ding, ding, ding! Vacation wins, yet again, for the biggest splurge of the year. However, it was a pretty close call between spending on travel and splurging on clothes and accessories. It's gratifying to hear that 28 percent of you chose to spend your hard-earned money by taking a well-deserved vacation. All of us need some time off to de-stress from work, and vacation is the perfect way to do it! Be sure to read up on these tips to make your vacation bliss last so you're really squeezing every benefit out of your trip.
The next big splurges after spending on style are gadgets, which are tied with home purchases. Seems like 11 percent of you are taking advantage of the poor housing market, and the same number of people are snapping up electronic goodies. Perhaps these geeky splurges are on new arrivals like the iPad, which officially hit stores in April this year.