One of the great things about being an adult is that you get to choose where you will and where you WON’T spend your money.
You can do whatever you want!
Just remember to pay your bills, okay?
Let’s hear from some AskReddit users about what they refuse to spend their money on.
1. Not gonna happen!
Won’t do it.”
2. I hope you’re good…
“Haircuts, done it myself since I was 15 because got tired of always coming out with something totally different to what you were thinking.”
I will go out of my way to ensure my transactions do not involve that company, at all.”
4. What’s the appeal?
“Designer clothes. I just can’t see the appeal and let’s be honest, most people don’t even notice.
You’re just paying for the label. I’m perfectly happy walking around in jeans and a plain shirt for $20-40.
As long as you don’t look like a homeless person, no-one cares.”
5. They get pricey.
“Moving boxes, I don’t get it when people buy moving boxes.
Ask your local store for boxes or check Craigslist, Kijiji or even FB marketplace for free ones.”
6. It’s under control.
I’ve got shoes. I’ve got weights.
I’ve got YouTube tutorials on how to do exercises.”
7. Outta here.
“Any streaming service that makes me watch commercials.
I don’t care what anyone says or thinks, I refuse to pay to watch commercials.
I’ll hit the high seas, thank you.”
“Superfluous insurance products.
Funeral insurance? No. If you live more than 5 years or so after taking out the policy, you’re paying more in premiums than you get as a payout. And you can’t get the insurance if you’re already terminally ill, and they usually exclude paying out for suicide.
Extended warranties on IT or white goods. I don’t care if your warranty only covers 12 months or a generous 3 years if I pay for the extra cover. 3 years is about the minimum you get under statutory warranty regardless of whether you take out the extra cover.
Pet insurance. Just read through the list of excluded conditions and buy an axolotl instead, they regenerate their own limbs.”
9. What bars are you going to?!?!
“Overpriced drinks in bars.
Ithink especially post Covid lockdowns I just don’t know how to justify $13 a beer when I go out.
I will happily just sneak in a flask or more regularly just not drink in situations like this now. Feels ridiculous and I don’t know how I ever did it.”
10. Pretty over the top.
“Movie theater food.
Have not spent a dime in decades on that stuff.”
11. Seeing a lot of this…
Hella overpriced for what you’re getting. Only useful if you want to look rich and trendy / hipster.
Also, Apple isn’t at the top of the food chain, there are other companies that can do better.
ex, Sony for headphones, Huawei for phones, Asus For laptops, Fossil/Samsung for smartwatch, ect.
With apple, you get everything in a neat package, but then you need to buy all their services too. icloud storage, AppleCare, and whatever other junk services they offer now.
Oh your laptop battery needs to be replaced? Don’t do it yourself because otherwise your warranty is cancelled. Oh, You want us to do it? Great, we’ll charge you $300.”
12. Pro tip!
“Laundry detergent is so cheap and easy to make I’ll never pay for it again!
Bring to boil 6 cups of water.
Turn down temp and add 1/3 of a block of Fels Naptha that has been grated, 1/2 cup of Borax, 1/2 cup of washing soda let all ingredients fully melt.
Put 4 cups of cold water in a bucket and then add to it the hot soapy solution from previous step, stirring well.
Add 1 gallon and 6 cups of water, stirring well.
Add some essential oils if you like. I usually do lavender or orange. 10-15 drops should be fine.
Wait a full 24 hours for this to sit and cool, then stir it up thoroughly. It will probably be something like jello and then after stirring it will be more like egg noodle soup. Now you can bottle it up.
Sometimes it will separate and you will need to shake the bottle before you use it. It’s not concentrated so use a little more than you would normally use with commercial laundry detergent.
I would say it probably costs $0.40 / gallon or so. Al the ingredients can be found at tour grocery store in the laundry detergent aisle.”
Are there things you refuse to spend money on?
If so, tell us in the comments.