Well, okay....we kind of are. But in my quest to save money, be more self sufficient and prepared for life's bad times, I have learned a few things are just worth paying more for. Here's my list of things I never go cheap on:
1. Coffee. I know...folger's isn't that bad, right? Can't I just save a few bucks and buy the maxwell house? NO. F NO. I don't do cheap coffee, folks. If I wanted to drink motor oil I would shop at Napa. My love affair with coffee began in Hawaii, and got worse when I bought a coffee grinder for 6 bucks at Ross. That isn't to say that I don't try to save money when I buy whole beans. I buy in bulk, I buy at sams often, and usually I only spend about 15 dollars a month for whole bean delicious coffee. Thats about double what I would spend on Folgers or something, but at the difference is that I enjoy myself.
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4. Beer and Wine. One of life's pleasures, I don't go cheap when I can help it. And now we make it ourself.
6. Guns and ammunition. This one is pretty easy and straight forward: cheap materials are more likely to get you killed. Splurge for the better and well made items.
7. Seeds. I buy open polinated seeds, not hybrids. If you save seeds from a hybrid and try to replant them next year, they will not grow. Seed companies have engineered them to be good for only one growing season, so they can get money again next year, and that is NOT okay with me. I buy only open polinated and non-hybrid varieties from local nurseries and companies that value seed saving. My company of choice is Souther Exposure Seed Exchange.
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