When our income increased in our late 20s, I started spending a lot more cash on the same kinds of products.
Before I would exclusively purchase generic branded foods because I couldn’t afford the name-brand products at the time.
Now it feels nice purchasing groceries that I couldn’t afford in the past, although I worry that I’m wasting cash that could otherwise be put in a savings account or a retirement fund. Once I got some of our spending under control and a huge chunk of cash sent to savings every week, I wondered if there were any genuine areas around the home that could use a severe updateâ€¦ Using better dishwasher detergent resulted in cleaner dishes after a single cycle instead of needing to waste the water for an additional cycle. I did the same thing with our laundry detergent and ended up with the cleanest smelling clothing and bedding that I have had the joy of using in yearsâ€¦ After buying better Heating plus A/C filters for our central air conditioning system, I’m noticing more dust getting collected with better air flow at the same time. These up-to-date Heating plus A/C filters were a huge step up from the previous 1s. Aside from ensuring that there was better air flow and thus better air conditioning system performance from the beginning, they also had a much higher MERV rating and thus collected more particles than our previous filters. They cost more cash, but I’m having fewer flu symptom symptoms after I switched to using the better Heating plus A/C filters. I assume they’re worth the added cost in the long run.