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Let's Fight About Whether These 15 Things Are Huge Wastes Of Money Or Totally Worth It

Wedding rings, lottery tickets, new cars, and more.

  1. 1. When grocery shopping, do you go for the pricier brand-name products or the cheaper, generic ones?

    When grocery shopping, do you go for the pricier brand-name products or the cheaper, generic ones?

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1. When grocery shopping, do you go for the pricier brand-name products or the cheaper, generic ones?
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    Brand names all the way. The quality is just better.
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    Generic whenever possible. So much cheaper.
  1. 2. How about over-the-counter medicines? Do you prefer the name brands, or generic?

    How about over-the-counter medicines? Do you prefer the name brands, or generic?

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2. How about over-the-counter medicines? Do you prefer the name brands, or generic?
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    Name brands. I have more faith in the product when I see a name like Tylenol or Advil on it.
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    Generic. It's the exact same drug, just a few dollars cheaper.
  1. 3. When it comes to your daily coffee or tea, what's your typical ritual?

    When it comes to your daily coffee or tea, what's your typical ritual?

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3. When it comes to your daily coffee or tea, what's your typical ritual?
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    I usually go to a coffee shop. I know it's more expensive, but it's worth it.
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    I usually make my coffee/tea at home. Those fancy $7 drinks can really add up.
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    I don't drink coffee or tea, so this one doesn't apply to me.
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  1. 4. Takeout vs. cooking: Where do you stand?

    Takeout vs. cooking: Where do you stand?

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4. Takeout vs. cooking: Where do you stand?
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    I love takeout and/or delivery. It's so convenient, and you have endless options to choose from.
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    I usually cook my own meals. Takeout is something I rarely or never do — it's so much more expensive.
  1. 5. Do you prefer to have your own streaming accounts, or do you generally mooch/share with others?

    Do you prefer to have your own streaming accounts, or do you generally mooch/share with others?

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5. Do you prefer to have your own streaming accounts, or do you generally mooch/share with others?
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    I pay for my own. I don't want anyone else messing around with my account.
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    I mooch or share whenever possible. Do you think I'm made of money???
  1. 6. Let's say you're booking a flight. Just how much are you willing to spend?

    Let's say you're booking a flight. Just how much are you willing to spend?

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6. Let's say you're booking a flight. Just how much are you willing to spend?
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    I'll splurge on things like extra leg room, priority boarding, or an upgraded class, if the price is right.
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    I am choosing the cheapest ticket I possibly can.
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  1. 7. If it's too hot or cold in your house, what do you generally do?

    If it's too hot or cold in your house, what do you generally do?

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7. If it's too hot or cold in your house, what do you generally do?
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    I crank up the AC or heat immediately. I don't care about the added utility cost. I need to be comfortable.
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    I put on or remove layers first, and try to use AC/heat sparingly. Sometimes all you need is a blanket!
  1. 8. Do you generally prefer to buy new clothes or find some cheaper deals at thrift shops?

    Do you generally prefer to buy new clothes or find some cheaper deals at thrift shops?

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8. Do you generally prefer to buy new clothes or find some cheaper deals at thrift shops?
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    New clothes for me. I want to be the only person who's worn that sweater.
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    Thrifting all the way. You can get some really incredible deals.
  1. 9. How about cars? Do you think new or used is the better choice?

    How about cars? Do you think new or used is the better choice?

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9. How about cars? Do you think new or used is the better choice?
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    I'd rather buy new. It's a lot more expensive, but usually comes with less risk. And you get to be the first owner.
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    I'd rather buy used. There are ways to buy them with minimal risk, and you can get a much better deal.
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  1. 10. When it comes to workouts, what's your method of choice?

    When it comes to workouts, what's your method of choice?

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10. When it comes to workouts, what's your method of choice?
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    I have a gym membership. I like having access to all the machines and classes.
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    I stick to at-home workouts. Much more cost-effective.
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    I don't really work out, so this one doesn't apply to me.
  1. 11. Big weddings or small weddings: Where do you stand?

    Big weddings or small weddings: Where do you stand?

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11. Big weddings or small weddings: Where do you stand?
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    I'd rather spend more money to have the wedding of my dreams. I want a big, fancy party with all of our loved ones.
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    I'd rather spend less and save the money for something else. A simple backyard or courthouse wedding is the way to go.
  1. 12. How about wedding rings and engagement rings?

    How about wedding rings and engagement rings?

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12. How about wedding rings and engagement rings?
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    I'd want something on the expensive side, made with premium materials — gold, silver, diamonds, etc.
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    I'd want something more practical. A titanium, steel, or tungsten band works just the same for me. Fake diamonds are just as pretty.
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  1. 13. You're grabbing fast food for lunch. Are you ordering a soda or asking for a free water cup?

    You're grabbing fast food for lunch. Are you ordering a soda or asking for a free water cup?

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13. You're grabbing fast food for lunch. Are you ordering a soda or asking for a free water cup?
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    I'm springing for the soda. Totally worth the extra dollar or two.
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    I'm usually just going with the free water.
  1. 14. Let's say you're buying a new laptop, phone, or TV. Are you paying $100 for an extended warranty?

    Let's say you're buying a new laptop, phone, or TV. Are you paying $100 for an extended warranty?

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14. Let's say you're buying a new laptop, phone, or TV. Are you paying $100 for an extended warranty?
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    Yes, I usually buy those. I like having the extra protection.
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    No, I usually skip those. I'd rather save the money and hope for the best.