We all wish that we could pack our bags with the finest outfits, jet off to a private island and dine on 5-star, Michelin-rated food. Unfortunately our bank accounts just donât have time for that. Lucky for us, there are some great hacks out there that make traveling in luxury a little bit easier for
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A whimsical French Riviera-inspired mansion designed by renowned Palo Alto architect Birge Clark is on the market for $16.8 million right in the heart of Silicon Valley.
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The property weâll be looking at today is so fabulous you wonât even be able to process its awesomeness. Took us a while too — and we spend more days than we’d be willing to admit looking at the homes of the rich. So naturally, putting this newly found level of glamour into words doesn’t […]
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Not a day goes by without a member of the Jenner-Kardashian clan holding magazine covers. But this time around, it’s for the best possible reason, as Kendall Jenner gave course to a standing invitation from Architectural Digest to tour her home in Beverly Hills — and will be gracing the covers of the publication’s next […]
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For most real estate professionals, it takes time to build a profitable business. Many go months without a single sale, and countless agents leave the industry due to that initial struggle. Todayâs guest, Elliot Hoyte, overcameÂ it and is now selling millions in volume annually. Listen and learn how he did it and what he suggests to agents who are stuck in a sales slump. Plus, youâll hear how selling luxury cars compares to selling residential real estate, how to leverage your two most powerful tools in sales, and more.
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Note: This is a substantial re-write of an article I first published more than twelve years ago. (Yikes, I’m old!) I’ve opted to keep some of the older comments if they had good suggestions.
Earlier this week, I wrote about my quest for quality pajamas. I recently paid $80 to purchase a pair from Filson, a company I trust for well-made goods. It’s my hope that these will be the last pair of pajamas that I ever purchase. My goal was to “buy it for life”.
This experience reminded me of two other companies that I love for their top-notch stuff.
- The first is a company called Best Made, which aims to make and sell “the finest, most beautiful and useful products made by any company anywhere”. And they do. Best Made offers an esoteric collection of clothing and household items, all of which offer quality reminiscent of your grandmother’s era. The catch? The quality comes at a higher cost.
- Or there’s the Portland-based Schoolhouse company (formerly Schoolhouse Electric), which makes and sells a variety of lighting, hardware, and furniture for the home. I’ve purchased a few things from Schoolhouse over the years, and I’ve been blown away by the quality. The items were expensive up front and I was hesitant to purchase them, but my reservations have vanished with time and usage. The blanket covering my feet at this very moment, for example, cost $250 (I think) but will last the rest of my life.
Here’s something I’ve learned over the past fifteen years: One way to practice financial prudence while living the good life is to buy quality products, products that are a pleasure to use, products that will last a lifetime (or at least a decade).
Today, let’s talk a little about choosing quality over price. Let’s talk about the “buy it for life” philosophy.
How to Find the Good Stuff
The first challenge is to figure out how to find the good stuff. When you’re ready to make a purchase, how can you know which items are quality and which are run of the mill?
Sometimes you’ll know which company offers a high-quality version of whatever it is you need to buy, either from personal experience or from paying attention to friends and family. Or, if you don’t know off the top of your head, you know whom to ask for more information. If I wanted to buy audio gear, for instance, I’d ask my brother. He’s an audiophile and could steer me in the right direction.
Most of the time, however, you’ll have to do some research.
So, I’m assuming you are here reading this because you want to get yourself some more money. And since this is Mr. Money Mustache and not a standard financial publication, you’re willing to think about the bigger picture: Not necessarily “Maximum money at all costs so I can have a nice, spendy retirement!” More likeÂ “A […]
Perched on the Gulf of Mexico inÂ Southwest Florida, Naples is known for beautiful white sand beaches that lead into turquoise waters, high-end shopping, and world-class culture. It’s also home to some of the most beautiful (and prohibitively expensive) estates in the entire country, with one enclave setting the bar for luxury living. Port Royal is […]
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