Some purchases are the best investment one could make, while others cause the world to roll its eyes collectively. As shared on an online community, here are ten questionable financial decisions people made.
1. Luxury Cars: 33's the Limit
“I heard some guy bought like 33 really expensive cars when you can only drive one car at a time,” comments one user about a person who has more cars than they have common sense!
2. Party Pooper
A person recalls how a friend came out partying with them regularly, and “she'd blow through her money like it was going out of style.” She'd order expensive bottles, and the next day, word would spread that she couldn't pay rent because she had spent all her money.
3. Money Down the Golf Hole
It's no secret that golf is a luxury sport. The equipment, coaching, attire, and membership fees are a few ridiculous costs one has to bear. A golf player admits, “It's a sinkhole for money, and no one realizes it.”
4. The Cash Collector: Funko Pop!
“Funko Pop! is the newest way to throw your money away,” believes a commenter. One person has a nephew in his mid-twenties who spends every cent on ridiculous collections. His newfound interest in these figurines has not been easy on the wallet as he has collected hundreds of them.
5. Rolls Royce Over Grocery Budget
A member shares how a friend's husband bought himself a Rolls Royce right when they were in the middle of a cross-country move. The couple tried to sell their house after spending too much on a new one. The friend was budgeting groceries, and the member was buying her coffee when they met up while the husband bought himself a Rolls Royce.
6. NFTs: Nightmares, Failures, Trouble
Many have spent money they don't have by taking loans to invest in NFTs. That's all good, except no one knows what they are. A person shares, “I knew of one who got in early, and when I asked what an NFT was, they talked for 5 minutes without really saying anything.”
7. The PalmPilot: A Failed PDA
Palm III cost one user around $300. It was a shame since all they used it for was a “game where you controlled a ship and you flew through space trading materials so you could buy bigger ships” and to have a bible readily available for their Boy Scout meetings.
8. Eyelash Extensions
A member notes, “Apparently, they cost upwards of $100 a set and most of the time look ridiculous.” Spending a few hundred dollars monthly on this cosmetic procedure isn't a sane choice for many. Let's not even talk about the cost of custom lashes.
9. Degree Disasters
Ah, the notorious art institutes. While a degree can be an investment in several cases, it's a waste when it's “from an out-of-state, unaccredited, for-profit college.” Another member humorously replies that their college is now defunct and was never even a “college.”
10. Romance Scams
Here's a unique scam that won't come to mind when considering dumb purchases. A member is floored whenever they read about some poor soul who “willingly parted with $20k or more to help their long-distance military/spy/model/lumberjack-dad partner out of a sticky situation.” What's painful for them is the illusion of love that makes one fall for such deception.
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