Are you guilty of overspending on things that you don’t need? You’ve got company. After scrolling through an online forum, I found a conversation where others admitted what they were spending too much money on, and these are the top-voted confessions.
1. Dining Out or TakeAways
Many users admitted that they spend too much money on eating out, with one stating that they were told that money spent on food is never wasted, but most of the food they buy goes unfinished, or they could make it at home for a much lower cost. Apps like Uber Eats and Door Dash have created a new expensive indulgence that’s becoming too common.
2. Streaming Services
We are in the age of everything at your fingertips. One noted that some people spend too much money on streaming services, as there are too many to choose from, and keeping track of which service has which content is challenging.
Do you enjoy hitting the slopes? People confessed to spending way too much money on skiing, including the cost of an annual pass, transportation to the mountain, and gear upgrades. Still, they feel it’s worth it as it gets them through the winter and gives them something to look forward to.
4. Guitar Gear
A guitarist admitted to spending too much money on guitar gear for the past 15 years but has now transitioned to playing acoustic exclusively. He is happy with just one guitar, allowing for a greater focus on his music.
For many people, buying books can be an expensive habit. While there are ways to save money, such as borrowing from a library, using the Libby app, or buying used books, some book lovers can’t resist purchasing new releases or building a personal collection.
6. Car Parts
If building cars is your hobby, it can get expensive quickly. One person confessed to spending too much money on car parts, even though their car has been disassembled and unused since 2015.
No one argued about the insane amounts of money that are designated for bills and responsibilities each month. Many people voiced concern over raising rents and the housing market keeping poor people in rentals, paying more than they can afford instead of affording a mortgage more easily.
Several admitted they spend too much on groceries, and even though they don’t change what they eat, the prices keep increasing. “It’s maddening.” Others have made sacrifices due to inflation and increasing prices of groceries.
For people who struggle to gain muscle, supplements such as protein powders, creatine, and pre-workout drinks are often marketed as essential aids for building muscle mass. However, one person admits to spending too much on supplements, as building muscle is challenging as some “naturally lose weight daily.”
One admitted to spending too much money on cabs, despite hating the expense because medical restrictions prevent them from getting a license. Their work shifts start before the local bus system begins running, leaving them no transportation options besides walking.
Are you a fashionista who can’t say no to clearance racks? You’re not alone. Many people confessed to spending way too much money on clothes due to their love for shopping and tendency to purchase more than necessary.
Finally, several users stated that they spend a handsome amount of money on alcohol. It’s especially expensive if you’re going out to bars and clubs.