What splurges have you made that were worth the money?
Having been a Braves fan my entire life, I've decided to splurge on World Series tickets for the upcoming 3 games. In total, it looks like I'll be spending around $.
From previous threads on here, the common "splurges" are weddings, wedding rings, and vacations. I've always been one to buy quality things that I'll use a lot (new fully loaded car, custom mattress, etc.) but am pretty minimalist in everyday life. I've never gone on a vacation I've had to pay for myself, but luckily my family vacations have been to some pretty cool places.
The way I see it, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the memories I will make from attending the games will be with me until the day I die. It's not like $10k is my entire life savings (hell if you've read my previous posts you'll see I lost $100k+ on GME), but it's still a large amount of money.
A problem I've identified (that's been an issue for me for the past 6 years or so) is that I don't really feel anything emotionally. I think it stems from the realization I had after my injury that I won't become a Major League Baseball player. This had been my dream my entire life, and I haven't really been able to find a replacement. Serious consideration has been given to joining the military, but everyone I've talked to has advised against it, especially with what's going on today. When I go to Braves games, I feel something emotionally. I get that knot in my throat that's uncomfortable, but it's feeling something. Similar to driving with my eyes closed, it reminds me that I'm alive.
To conclude my Ted Talk, I believe this is one of the best investments I can make with this $10k. The ROI is I get memories I'll have until the day I die. Now, I'd like to hear about some of your splurges (both good and bad experiences).