Stay on top of your budget, spending and debt with common-sense lessons from 11 savvy financial bloggers
Recognize when to splurge
"I'm a big bargain hunter, but one lesson I've learned is that cheaper is not always better. A few years ago I paid $90 for a new pair of sunglasses. Extravagant, yes, but they were high-quality frames that fit my face like a dream. I easily could have purchased multiple cheaper sunglasses for the same amount during the past three years, but I wear the $90 pair almost every day, and they're still going strong. My initial investment was worth it."
—Tara Kuczykowski, dealseekingmom.com