What medium-sized indulgence could around $1000 buy?
May 7, 2014 10:04 AM Subscribe
I'm not looking for investment advice or money-savings advice. Pretty much the opposite. I'm looking for ideas of things that I could do with around $1000 - it could be a weekend trip, a premium consumer product, or something that will benefit me for a long time. Snowflake details inside, but really anything that comes to mind would be great!
posted by bbqturtle to Grab Bag (85 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
So, some snowflake details to try to help with follow up questions -
-I've been meeting all of my financial goals. I've saved my emergency savings, started my 401K with my employer, and started paying down my student loans. I've been doing so good at meeting my goals, I have a bit left over, every month!
-I live in an apartment.
-I live in the Midwest United States.
-I already have a nice (or at least as nice as I want, I think) car/computer/bike/tv/sound system
-I don't have much artwork or interior design (it would be mostly temporary because of the nature of apartment living)
-I commute to work every day for around 80 minutes.
-I do a lot of low-cost hobbies like video games, geocaching, morel hunting (usually unsuccessfully), hiking, camping, biking, sleeping, watching netflix, reading (on my second-gen kindle), listening to pandora/itunes radio, volunteer, exercise
-I eat out around half the time and cook the other half.
-I have a girlfriend and I frequently (probably too much!) give her gifts of flowers, perfume, dinners or movies out.
I don't usually travel, go to concerts, go on road trips, build things with my hands, decorate my cubicle, go to casinos, have pets, grow plants, spend a lot on clothes (too complicated!), or go out on boats very often.
If nothing has come to mind yet, here are some specific questions that might help stimulate an answer :)
-What should I spend $1000 on that would improve my life?
-What did you spend $1000 that was definitely "worth it" that you didn't need to spend the money on?
-If you had $1000, what would you spend it on?