Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

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Kriegsspiel
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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon May 13, 2019 7:51 pm

I like shooting guns and playing golf.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by jennypenny » Wed May 15, 2019 12:39 pm

+1 to Kriegsspiel

I also pay for good coffee and real cream, local produce, and better quality food in general.

One thing that's definitely an extravagance is travel. We mostly travel on rewards points since DH travels weekly for work, but these days I pay to upgrade the experience because I'm so tired of the increasing craziness surrounding air travel and grow less tolerant of crowds as I get older. That means I book the front of the plane whenever possible for more leg room and guaranteed overhead space, have a Global Entry card to avoid long TSA lines, and use a small local airport even though it can be more expensive. I also get rooms with kitchens and laundry whenever possible, which might be saving me money when you count meals and such, dunno. (it's kinda weird that at home I need less and less but when traveling feel I need more and more :? )


Oh, and books. Lots and lots of books ...

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by unemployable » Wed May 15, 2019 3:33 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:51 pm
I like shooting guns and playing golf.
What are you more accurate at?

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed May 15, 2019 10:43 pm

unemployable wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:33 pm
What are you more accurate at?
I just started playing golf this year, but I've been shooting guns since I was militarized at 18. I'm shooting between 104-110 so far. I (strangely?) enjoy going to the driving range and hitting buckets of balls with a single club. I'm hoping to shoot a double digit round within the next few months.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by unemployable » Wed May 15, 2019 11:11 pm

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:43 pm
I just started playing golf this year, but I've been shooting guns since I was militarized at 18. I'm shooting between 104-110 so far. I (strangely?) enjoy going to the driving range and hitting buckets of balls with a single club. I'm hoping to shoot a double digit round within the next few months.
That's not bad! As long as it's not from the red tees. :) Most pros will tell you they hit a ton more 9-irons than drivers on the range.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by Kriegsspiel » Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 pm

:lol: No, I play the whites.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by Campitor » Thu May 16, 2019 5:52 am

Movies. They are windows into other worlds and a potential means of extrapolating character profiles and belief systems used by others. A movie is never just a movie just like a book isn't just print on paper.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by Scott 2 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:14 am

Buying back time and removing bullshit from my life. Examples:

Housekeeper
Grocery delivery
Food delivery
Uber / Taxi instead of public transit
Decent hotel for work travel. No day trips, no crappy beds.
Reliable car with AWD
Skipping / avoiding lines
Buying good enough solutions new, off the internet
Donating or throwing away unwanted things
Streaming media
High quality food / drink
Instruction from an expert

Earlier in my journey, I had frugal solutions for all of these. With the accumulation of wealth, time and energy are now my constraints. I adjusted.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by Earlybath » Thu May 16, 2019 4:39 pm

A VPN - Google’s creepy crap was getting offensive.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by EdithKeeler » Thu May 16, 2019 4:42 pm

I paid an extra $150 for first class on a recent business trip. Totally worth it.

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Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Post by Clarice » Fri May 17, 2019 10:14 am

Tango lessons. 8-)

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