When our income increased in our late 20s, I started spending a lot more money 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 money that could otherwise be put in a savings account or a retirement fund. Once I got some of our spending under control plus a sizable chunk of money sent to savings every month, I wondered if there were any genuine areas around the house that could use a harsh update! 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 plus ended up with the cleanest stinking clothing plus bedding that I have had the delight of using in years; After buying better Heating, Ventilation plus A/C filters for our central a/c, I’m noticing more dust getting collected with better air flow at the same time. These new Heating, Ventilation plus A/C filters were a big step up from the previous ones. Aside from ensuring that there was better air flow plus thus better a/c performance from the beginning, they also had a much higher MERV rating plus thus collected more particles than our previous filters. They cost more money, however I’m having fewer allergy symptoms after I switched to using the better Heating, Ventilation plus A/C filters. I assume they’re worth the added cost in the long run.