If you’ve spent any time at all around businessmen you’ve probably heard the expression, “It takes money to make money.” And while we’re not qualified to make a final ruling on that subject we’ve got a similar thought that may be of interest to homeowners, “Is it possible to spend money in order to save money?”
The answer to that question is a resounding, “Yes.”
You might be surprised to find out that investing money in a few high quality appliances from an online retailer like today can save you big bucks down the line. Here are a few thoughts on how the right appliance purchases can positively impact your bottom line.
High Quality Kitchen Appliances
How many times a month do you eat out or pick up takeout meals for your family? High fat restaurant food is not only a drain on your finances; it also takes a major toll on your overall health and wellness. That’s why investing in sturdy, high quality kitchen appliances is a good use of your household budget.
When you’ve got an oven and a kitchen space you really like, you’re definitely going to be eating at home more. Home cooked meals are almost invariably better for you, and more affordable, than fast food. Over time, you’ll find that you’ve probably lost the urge to eat all that fat-filled junk and are really just interested in eating at home.
You’ll be surprised at how the savings pile up when you’ve curbed your takeout food addiction.
Big Screen TV and Home Theatre
Did you know that in 2012 the average movie theatre ticket price in the United States was a whopping $8.12? Along with that, the average price of a small movie popcorn was $4.25. When you multiply that out across a family of four, you’re looking at almost $50 and that’s not including drinks!
There is, however, one upside to the high price going to the movies; you really don’t have to go to very many times over the course of a year to make the purchase of a pretty nice home theatre pay off. Today’s flat screen TV’s and home theatre sound systems are more affordable than you might think and replicate the theatre experience quite nicely.
And if you’re a sports fan, the price of a few NFL tickets is more than enough to pay for a system that makes you feel like you’re right on the field.
Most guys don’t need much nudging to go out and get a new television set, and with the high cost of entertainment, it might actually save them some cash.
Even if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t go out very often, new appliance purchases can still save you a lot of money.
Replacing your old appliances with one today’s energy efficient appliances is the equivalent of replacing a Ford Expedition with a Honda Prius. Over the course of months and years, the savings on your energy bills will definitely start adding up.
In many ways, spending money on new appliances is a good way of making money over the long haul.
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Brian Cooks writes for Appliances Connection, a webstore with a wide collection of home appliances.