What are your guilty pleasures?

@Kattleya (149)
Philippines
August 24, 2017 6:54am CST
I have been trying to budget my salary. However, I always feel that it is not enough. I tried looking into why it isn't. I realized that I often purchase things that are not even a "need" for me. You see I often splurge on bags and shoes. For some reason, they are my guilty pleasures. Eventhough I know I still have a pair or two that I can use. I can't resist when I see a pretty high heeled shoe or designer bag at the mall. It really takes a lot of effort for me to resist. If I also decide to indulge myself, I end up feeling guilty. How about you? What do you indulge yourself with? What are your guilty pleasures?
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@m_audrey6788 (13809)
• Germany
24 Aug
Well..For me..I enjoy buying things I like not feeling guilty about it because I buy things I like after paying all my fixed expenses..I buy those pleasure things using my extra earnings from my online sales
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• Philippines
24 Aug
you have good money sense
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• Germany
24 Aug
@hereandthere ..Hehehe..Thanks .. I think it is because I experienced having no food to eat for a week but managed myself to continue my schooling
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@m_audrey6788 I do the same now. I use my extra earnings to buy my "wants." :)
@MALUSE (39094)
• Germany
24 Aug
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
24 Aug
Hi @MALUSE! Thanks for the warm welcome! I'll read up and post something about myself.
@louievill (18368)
• Philippines
24 Aug
When I'm decided I want to buy something then that's it, I have no guilty feelings once I'm decided I want to jump head first But one thing with me is I take time to decide, I buy good quality whenever I can, I also read reviews first before I buy, so many times I pass when I decide that I don't really like or need something that caught my fancy or impulse.
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@louievill That is really good! Was there ever a time that you went ahead and just impulsively bought something? Then felt guilty after?
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@louievill (18368)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@Kattleya rarely or I cant remember, I have already something in mind before I buy something, a good example is my pocket knife, tactical flashlight, etc..I already exactly know what I want and did so many comparisons and read reviews, takes me weeks or months plus I saved my excess money for it. My impulsive buying is for my children and my wife but still I have no guilt since it's not for myself
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@louievill You are a good husband and dad. *applause* :)
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@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
26 Aug
I actually still blur of what is guilty pleasures meaning
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
27 Aug
It means something that you makes you feel good doing or having, but would entail a feeling of guilt.
@Tracy04 (10527)
• Malaysia
27 Aug
@Kattleya ah okay! Thanks for the info! I'm sure there's something but I don't remember what is
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
26 Aug
I understand that very well , certain things you simply can't resist. In my case it is cotton and chiffon sarees . I try my level best not to splurge but end up buying a saree each month !
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
26 Aug
@kiran8 You so understand how I feel to the core! Same here, I try my best not to splurge. If I buy one, I get my funds from extra income.
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@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
26 Aug
@YrNemo (11747)
26 Aug
books, more books (I buy shoes and handbags too, only if the prices are so good!)
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
27 Aug
There was a time that this was my guilty pleasure too.... What kind of books do you usually buy?
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@YrNemo (11747)
27 Aug
@Kattleya some biographies, some spy or detective stuff...
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@MALUSE (39094)
• Germany
24 Aug
I don't suffer from such vices. So I don't have to resist.
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@MALUSE Not even a single thing in the world that makes it hard for you to say no to? Like food? travel? Anything?
@MALUSE (39094)
• Germany
24 Aug
@Kattleya Maybe dark chocolate. But the term 'vice' would be exaggerated for my modest consumption of same.
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• United States
24 Aug
Well for me it is ice cream every now and again.
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
24 Aug
@TiarasOceanView I'm with you on this one. Ice cream is always difficult to say no to.. even when on a diet. :)
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• United States
24 Aug
@dodoazo (17727)
• Philippines
26 Aug
At least you are aware of your weakness. In that case, you can avoid it for good unless you are determined to get rid of it.
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
27 Aug
That is so true! Change starts with awareness.
@skysnap (17819)
24 Aug
KFC is the place where it happens for me. What happens KFC stays in KFC :P
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@Kattleya (149)
• Philippines
24 Aug
KFC is awesome! I definitely agree!
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@Athinker (1511)
24 Aug
I buy things when only they become too much need for me. . Otherwise I ignoring them
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