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Newsboy
Newsboy
5 months ago

A big tip to a barber or beautician after a haircut. They typically work very hard on their feet all day, and keep me looking reasonably well-groomed for the next 4-6 weeks! The sincere gratitude they show for this small gesture instinctively tells me that others don’t always value them enough for the effort they put into their craft.

June Elizabeth Dosik
June Elizabeth Dosik
6 months ago

Giving — to family, friends and charities — and eating breakfast at a French cafe!

Martin McCue
Martin McCue
6 months ago
  1. Helping people whom I know and who really need it.
  2. Finding a nonprofit that does real good and that uses contributions efficiently.
  3. Finding something inexpensive for sale that is unique and memorable and is really a “steal”.
Keith Wissman
Keith Wissman
6 months ago
  1. Extravagant gratuities to waitstaff
  2. Donations to nonprofits
  3. Annually paying off the debt of a graduate at a local college
Moesha
Moesha
11 months ago

1) Donating to charity
2) Gifts to my children
3) Pizza

Newsboy
Newsboy
1 year ago

Donating both time and treasure to education initiatives that support financial literacy among our youth. A form of “paying it forward”, if you will. A recently call from a young adult offering thanks for mentoring them during their high school years in this area felt like winning the lotto!

Chazooo
Chazooo
1 year ago

After being relegated to a series of junk crappy cars in my youth due to lack of finances, my happiness comes behind the wheel of expensive sports cars, not to “feel superior” to other people, but for enjoying the pleasure in my own little world.

Ginger Williams
Ginger Williams
1 year ago

Theatre tickets. The high school production of Goodbye, Birdie, college and community theatre productions, regional professional company productions, and national tours of Broadway shows are all joyful experiences. The streamed performances of the pandemic were better than no theatre, but I’m eager to mask up for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at my local theatre next month.

Jackie
Jackie
1 year ago

Paying for a couple of luxuries for my daughter: voice lessons – just for the joy of it and a math tutor, even though she does well in math – I want to make sure she remains not only competent, but also confident in math.

Ben Rodriguez
Ben Rodriguez
1 year ago

After a lifetime of being of diminished means, just being able to pick up the check at a restaurant with family and friends is very satisfactory.

Michelle K
Michelle K
1 year ago

I love to try different restaurants. I’m not fussy so I try a variety of restaurants/foods. Also, I get great pleasure from my first cup of coffee in the morning and my afternoon nap (just a quick catnap that revives me for the rest of my day).

Edwin Belen
Edwin Belen
1 year ago

When I was trying to cut down our budget for a trial early retirement, the biggest thing I missed was food, specifically eating out often. Since I started working, I increased our food budget significantly and we are much happier for it.

R Quinn
R Quinn
1 year ago

Travel brings the greatest satisfaction as does helping my children in little ways as they need it and I appreciate being able to help fund grandkids 529 plans even if it is modest amounts.

Sanjib Saha
Sanjib Saha
1 year ago

Big spending: Travel with family. Our trips to Africa, Egypt, Thailand, Kerala (India), etc., were the best spending.

Small: Books, Tintin comics for my niece (so that I can reread them too:)), self-learning video/courses for myself, bright-color flowers every other week (surprisingly, they made a lot of difference during the lockdown)

Nicholas Clements
Nicholas Clements
1 year ago

I’m not a big spender. There’s very little that I need. I get the greatest happiness when I travel to Mexico and I take some of my Mexican friends on a vacation in their own country. I’ve been fortunate to see many parts of Mexico with my friends and I have never been happier than when I am there with them.

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