By Business Insider – What we choose to spend our hard-earned money on can say a lot about us.
Keep reading to see some of their best responses.
“Tools. I have an arsenal of tools, but basic hand tools will last a lifetime and have saved me as much money as they’ve made me.” – vigpounder
“My wife bought me a Kindle for Christmas one year, and I thanked her politely, while thinking ‘Man, she doesn’t know me at ALL. Why would ANYONE want to read books digitally?’
“But she had loaded a couple of books on it, and I thought I should be polite and read one.
“I have never looked back. Best purchase ever. I can carry several books around without the weight. If I hear about an interesting book, I can pull out my Kindle and be reading that book 30 seconds later via Amazon.” –TheAbyssGazesAlso
Buy it here: $100
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“TSA PreCheck. I’m like royalty now.” – princeboot
“[I went] to this shoe store that helps you pick out the best shoe for you feet, knees, length etc. It’s really expensive, but it was so f—ing worth it.
“Haven’t had any troubles with my knees since they helped me get a perfect fitted pair.” – Yung__Lean
“No more waking up in the middle of the night because my wife adjusts. She no longer wakes up when I go to bed late, or shake the bed with held in laughter. No more back pain because my springy mattress dips and doesn’t support my back. A comfortable sleep, but most importantly a continuous sleep through the night.
“I feel more refreshed after 6 or 7 hours of sleep on this [new, better] mattress then I did with 8 to 10 hours on my old one.” – TheDanMonster
“A good computer. It’s amazing to just be able to run all the games/programs I’m interested in without issues.” – Ambler3isme
“My rice cooker. I just bought it and I’ve been using it every day. I always screw up my rice, but with this, it makes it come out perfectly. Plus, I’m able to cook vegetables with it, which adds more to my rice dishes.” –IpodHero178
Buy it here: $30
Thermapen instant read thermometer
“[My] thermapen instant read thermometer. If you like to cook, this is great. Zero second guessing if something is at the right temp.” –bigBastardDude
Buy it here: $149
USB coffee/tea warmer
“I spent $6 on a USB coffee/tea warmer because I found I always wasted half my cups of tea and coffee by letting it sit too long and get cold. Best $6 I ever spent.”- partyc4t
Buy it here: $10
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“Netflix. I’ll never go back to cable again.” – SpawnOfSpawn
“I bought a kit of four rechargeable AA batteries with charger that plugs into the wall for like $15. I bought that back in days of CD walkmen and Gameboys. I still use it today. Think about how many AA batteries I haven’t bought since then.” – picard_for_president
Buy it here: $20
“My dog, Snoopy, who I bought from my neighbor for $20 when they were about to give him up to a shelter. He brought me almost 17 years of happiness and friendship.” – -eDgAR-
“Pets in general, but for me dogs in particular are just amazing. You shell out a few hundred and feed this animal, and in return if gives you unwavering loyalty and undying love.” – Hurricane_Surge
“My kitten. I had been wanting one since I was a little kid, and now I’ve finally got my floofy baby. He was my coping method after a miscarriage, and he really really helped me.” – RogueOfHeart33
“Expensive one: I recently bought an HD projector and it is incredible. Makes a huge difference to films and games.” – WorldOfPayne
“I’ve gotten more pleasure and use out of my smartphone than any other gadget I’ve ever purchased. I use it for books, comics, internet, social media, news, research, camera and video, light photo editing, as a flashlight, and for games.” – NeverBob
“My home. Bought [it] right before the market bounced back in a up and coming neighborhood in Chicago. In two years, the value doubled.” –toby224
“[I bought] cheap land outside the growing city. Spent about $180,000, [and it’s] now worth over $1 million. – NonTransferable
Source: Business Insider