Some Items That Are A Waste Of Money
I was watching TruTV yesterday and a list of items that are a waste of money popped up, so, I thought I’d share some of them with you. It’s nice to splurge once in a while but it you’re on a budget you may want to pass on these.
The hotel minibar: If you buy a full price bottle at a liquor store and think, “this would be better if it was smaller and more expensive” the mini bar is just right for you. Mini-bars on planes and cruise ships are more costly.
Plastic surgery: Everyone knows Joan Rivers is old. She’ll be picking on old men with the 8:20 funny on Monday so I ask her, Is paying good money to look weird helping anything? Plastic surgery is butchery. It doesn’t make you look better, it makes you look like someone cut your face open, pulled the slaps, and stitched it all back together.
Movie theater candy: It’s wildly overpriced. Also, you’re an adult. Do you really need candy to watch a movie?
Expensive male haircuts: Perhaps the greatest swindle ever perpetuated upon the fairer sex has been that a woman’s haircut should cost at least 5 times what men pay. For women, that battle is lost. But men, there’s still hope. It’s called a barber shop, and it’s just fine. If you can get the job done for 10-12 bucks, great deal ! $15 is average. Let’s not mess up a good thing, OK ?
The gym: Here’s a money saving tip: if you’re chubby, go jog. It’s free.
Casinos: You ever heard the expression “the house always wins?” Well it does.
First class plane tickets: If your boss buys your ticket, I guess it’s worth it. If not, you’re paying 600 bucks for a hot towel and a curtain. The first class section is just the “hey look at me, I spent more money than you on the same flight” section. Save money, sit with the rest of us and eat the pretzels.
High-end cocktails: Fancy cocktails, bottle service, and top shelf liquor in the finest bars, have less to do with quality than vanity. Most brands of alcohol taste the same and drinking alcohol is about one thing: getting a buzz. Cut out the pricey middleman and order two fingers of “brown-flavored liquor.”
SUVs: Once upon a time, it might have been the “cool” thing to drive around in a small tank, but is showing off how much credit you have really “cool” anymore? At $4 a gallon smaller cars are back in.
$200 sneakers: Air Jordans used to be cool, but let’s face facts, Michael Jordan is now a 48-year-old underwear salesman. Stop paying 200 bucks for sneakers. They won’t help you fly, no matter how much you clap. Around $50 is a good price if you ask me..
Designer clothes for babies: The reason you don’t buy a baby a 75 dollar shirt is the same reason you don’t but one for a college kid. They don’t care either way, and will likely throw up on it or spill grape juice on it. My wife does a fantasic job finding clothing for Dylan at yard sales. He looks great at a fraction of the price.
Expensive jeans: Blue jeans became classic because they were the dependable, affordable pants of the working man. Here’s a tip, if you paid enough for your jeans that you are reluctant to wipe pizza grease on them, then they aren’t jeans. That’s what jeans are for.