MSN Money suggests a few mini-splurges to make you feel rich in a poor economy, like buying a lipstick or bottle of wine under $25. Not bad, but not what I would spend my limited resources on. Here is what I would shell out for.
- A massage from students with rock bottom rates. It won’t be the best treatment ever, but in these days it will have to do.
- Lunch at the taco stand. I can fill my belly for less than $5 and have fun getting out of the house.
- A magazine subscription. Using eBates.com I whittled down a $20-a-year monthly mag to about $10.
- Brewed coffee at Starbucks or Organic-to-go. I spend about $1.85 for a medium that I savor all day.
What do you splurge on when money is tight?