I love my coffee. I have said it over and over again to anyone who will listen (or read). So, for me, the coffeemaker is the most valuable piece of equipment in the kitchen, dare I say the house? Yes, tops the fridge.
My husband, too, enjoys his java, and we like our coffee really dark, really bold, really strong, fresh...but we get up at different times, make different batches of coffee and use a lot of beans each week. All of which adds up and wastes money.
Then we spotted the Keurig machine. The one-cup coffee maker that uses little pods filled with grounds and makes a cup at a time. We thought it would be perfect for us - get the cup we wanted, without wasting coffee and beans. It is pricey, and those pods aren't cheaper either. But, when we compared what we were paying in beans for our old coffeemaker and priced out bulk pod options on Amazon and other sites, we realized we would actually save money in the long run if we purchased the Keurig - and have better tasting coffee with much more ease at 5:44 a.m. (which is when Kiddo wakes up every morning).
So, here is an example when, after the cost-comparison, a splurge actually is a good deal. Maybe it's a cost-efficient washing machine or air conditioner that will save you many hundreds of dollars on your electric and water bill. Maybe it is a higher-quality cardigan sweater that will last years rather than one season. All splurges that actually save you money.
Share a splurge or something you bought that saved you money!