Enough of all of the last minute Christmas shopping tips and feel-good posts about spending time with family. Let’s have some fun today guys!
Who’s better with money? Guys or girls? Males or Females? Gentlemen or Ladies? Well I don’t know the answer to that question but I do know we are all guilty of foolish spending habits. By we, I am of course referring to guys.
Let’s be honest with ourselves and look at some of the ways guys spend money foolishly:
Not really foolish when you’re at the game with a few drinks in your system and your emotions running wild. When you get home and wake up in the morning, you realize that you are down a couple hundred bucks and you can’t remember much about the game.
I can even take this one step further. I have gone as far as traveling out of town for a sporting event. Yes this includes the works: hotel, gas, food, drinks, and of course the tickets. Why? Well the gentlemen reading this can relate.
Let’s face it- most of the time we are simply too lazy to prepare our own meal ahead of time. This results in us guys eating out. I for the most part enjoy preparing my own meals, yet I still find myself eating out just as much as I eat in. It is just too convenient to walk into a store and have a warm sandwich ready in minutes. On top of that, I would rather meet up with friends at a restaurant than have them all come over and have to deal with cooking food (it’s true).
From iPhones to Blackberrys to fancy new laptops. We are all guilty of having more technology on us than necessary. Whenever I go the gym I bring my small iPod 3G with me. What’s wrong with that? Well I also have an iPhone. I got tired of lugging my phone around in my pocket when I worked out so I decided to keep my old iPod instead of selling it. Yep another wallet buster that I’m willing to admit to.
No matter how smooth you think you are, every guy reading this has spent money on buying a drink (or 5) for a female in a club. Is this a waste of money or an investment? I will let you decide.
On top of buying drinks for others we are all guilty of spending plenty of money on drinks for ourselves. I can’t even begin to count how many thousands of dollars I have spent on alcohol (over the years, not this year).
From dating services to tanning salons to gyms. Not that the actual service is a waste of money. Usually the lack of usage or amount of usefulness is the wallet buster. I have gotten slightly better at this over time, but how many of you readers feel that you spend too much money on memberships?
Male or female: what are some of the ways you spend money that you are willing to laugh at?
The idea for this blog post came from an article I read over at Ask Men.