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Best money I ever spent was in 1971
$250 round trip air fare NY to London, with 2 month unlimited Euro Rail pass

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Nice, I'm trying to plan a few trips for my son and I, Japan, Peru, and Italy are on the list.
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$20 for a Salumi meatball sandwich and a glass of red wine the day before I went in for my first chemo infusion in 2016. Had no idea when i would lose my taste, and wanted to remember something delicious - a last meal of sorts.
I went back after my taste had returned and thankfully it was still just as good.
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Best money I ever spent was in 1971
$250 round trip air fare NY to London, with 2 month unlimited Euro Rail pass

Good score!
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Probably this low mile 190SL for $10K:

*** 1960 Mercedes 190 SL for $10K Story ***
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My dad died when I was 12 and my mother raised me all by herself after that. I told mom I would buy her a Mercedes when I became a doctor. I never became an MD, but did alright and bought mom a 86 190e 2.6 many years ago.
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WPO That's awesome. I had watched my father work hard his whole life, never having a cool car he wanted. I always wanted to be able to give him that.... sadly I was unable to do that before he passed.
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One small item was a great buy.

Back in the 1970s JC Penny's had an automotive department and they sold the "guaranteed for life battery" and they even called it the last battery you will ever buy. I think it was the first replacement battery I bought for the 914, so likely about 1977. Anyway for 20 years or so, about every other year I would go in, and they would load test it, and agree, it was not up to snuff, and put in a new battery 100% free. JC Penny's got out of the automotive stuff long ago and Firestone provided the warranty on the battery.

Bottom line, one battery lasted 20+ years on my daily driver and only car.

No doubt the best return for the money was the cost of the marriage license and getting married 28 years ago.
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Probably my Browning Sweet 16. Bought it new for less than $200 in 1969. Carried it for 1000's of hours and killed a huge number of birds and with only basic cleaning it is still worth 4 or 5 times what I paid for it.
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Easiest answer- every dollar Iíve spent on my 2 daughters over the last 3.5 years (at least $100k in daycare alone so far).

Depending how on how you measure joy, realizing that paying assessments in high rise was a bad idea, buying a more expensive duplex, fixing it up, and then selling it for 150% of what we paid in 3 years, allowing us to trade up to a house in one of the nicest chicago suburbs, that brought a lot of joy.

Not me personally, but my dad buying a boat in 2004 for $17k, putting 500 hours ok it and selling it in 2015 for $12k. $500 a summer for the memories.
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$5k I gave to GF 30 years ago for a boob job. She went from saggy to spectacular. Haven't seen her in many years, but I bet she is still perky.
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What is the best money ever spent for you, trip, car, toy, anything...
A few things: Once picked up a mint Rolex submariner for $1500 from a workmate who needed some quick cash. Whatever we paid for that two-week trip to Italy last year was certainly money well-spent. Bought a house for a little over $100K back in the '80s...worth almost 10X that now.
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Robot lawn mower.
Within two days I established I should have bought one a decade ago.
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I bought 2.5 acres of frontage property near my house in 2001 for 247k. Everyone said I was crazy for paying that much for it and I said just wait and see. The master planned community I lived in, The Woodlands, was about an hour north of Houston and was rapidly expanding and eventually developed all around my property. It was like an island of privately owned land surrounded by a sea of The Woodlands owned property.
I went through an ugly divorce in 2014 and decided to retire so I sold my business and rented out my building to the new owner. This enabled me to retire comfortably.
My greedy ex wife at this time petitioned our divorce judge to force me to sell it so she could get her half ( BS Texas community property laws, she never had anything to do with it and was against it all the whole time but I bought it anyways)
Anyways he told me I had to put it for sale but didn’t say how much I had to list it for so I listed for $3m because I thought it was way too much and nobody would consider it and my realtor thought the same. I didn’t really want to sell it.
I wanted the development to continue around it and get top dollar down the road.
Somebody came in about 4 months after I listed it and paid the $3m.

While that was great you gotta understand that I had to give my ex wife half and I’d been self employed my whole life just about and I had no 401k, no retirement, no pension, so this was my 401k, retirement, and pension all rolled in to one. I never bought stock or anything like that. When I’d get extra money I’d always buy real estate and I’d always made money but none of them compared to this.

Short version bought some land in 2001 for $247k and sold it in 2015 for $3m.
Best money I’ve ever spent.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
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Best money I ever spent was in 1971
$250 round trip air fare NY to London, with 2 month unlimited Euro Rail pass
I did it in 2001 with $2500 to Amsterdam via LA
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It would probably be my 1987 John Deere 855 4wd diesel tractor with a front end loader, and a 72" mower. We got if for $5000 20 years ago from my wife's Grandma who was moving into town, and didn't need it. Around our 5 acre farm, we have used this tractor for countless (and nearly daily) projects from pulling downed trees out our creek, to digging french drains, to mowing 2 yards , to spreading gravel, to hauling anything heavy. This has truly saved my back over the years, and still works/looks well.
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$5k I gave to GF 30 years ago for a boob job. She went from saggy to spectacular. Haven't seen her in many years, but I bet she is still perky.
Pics, or it didn't happen !

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