Being financially savvy all the time is a big task, and some of us are still just trying to master being even semi-financially savvy just some of the time.
So, every now and then it’s not uncommon to find yourself making a fiscally irresponsible choice. We’ve all been there. It’s OK. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
But the worst thing is when you spend big bucks and it does not pay off. They say not to cry over spilt milk but I think it’s perfectly reasonable to mourn over your wasted money. Sometimes you need to live through that grief to be smarter next time you’re confronted by a tempting purchase.
Anyway, seeing as we are all only human and sometimes we need to commiserate in order to feel better, here are some real life stories from people who have wasted their cash on poor choices.
From the Reddit thread that asks, “What is the most expensive item you have bought that was a complete waste of money?” Here some answers that are guaranteed to make you feel better.
Starting with a classic story of longing and disappointment. Who among us has not experienced the whiplash of discovering your dreams were fake the whole time?
This one is a harsh life lesson warning against a trap too many of us fall into. Buy clothes that fit you, get rid of clothes that don’t, this will always feel better.
How much paintball are you playing before investing in your own paintball gun seems like a rational idea? We’ve all been there! Kinda.
Pyramid schemes, they happen to the best of us.
That feeling when your own child is nearly a casualty of your indulgent purchase.
Exercise equipment, clothing, and anything to do with diet and fitness must have the highest ratio for being overbought and underused.
Whoa, really think before you buy a rug.
This goes deep, but to sum up, don’t buy an aquarium.
Be careful out there friends. Think before you spend.