During the lean, early years of my marriage, saving pennies was a necessity. However, as my spouse and I got older and our financial situation improved, I continued to pay as little as possible for anything and everything.
I could afford more, but I just didn’t want to spend more.
Eventually, my shopping philosophy began to shift. After years of being surrounded by poorly made stuff that never worked as I had hoped, I decided that just because something is cheap, it isn’t necessarily a good value.
Some of you may be saying “duh,” but it took me a while to accept that simple truth.
Now, I value quality over price, especially for certain items. The following things often are worth the higher cost.