The cheap and essential parts of life aren’t always the sexiest: If it’s luxury that you want, then it’s luxury that you deserve. Yes, celebrities and millionaires take part in it but is luxury worth the price for the rest of us? From cars to hotels, here are three things that are worth saving for and spending a lot on.   As business people, we often have to make snap decisions on our purchases.  Here’s some information to help you make the right decision on that next big purchase.

Cars
Next to your house, your car is your biggest investment and therefore is worth spending more money on. Typically, foreign cars are not only more luxurious (ie. BMW, Audi, Lexus, and Acura) but they come with a higher price tag.  However, the reliability of these foreign automobiles outweighs that of American made cars.  If you don’t have the money to spend on a brand new car, it might be worth it to buy a used foreign car.  Fully equipped with climate controlled leather seats, GPS systems, and lavish finishings, resell on these luxury automobiles is far better than their domestic competitors.

Hotels

If you’re going on a vacation, the last thing you are going to want to deal with is bad customer service and even worse—bed bugs.  If it’s the price you’re worried about but the amenities that you want, follow these tips and tricks.

  • Deals: Luxury hotels don’t always have to come with a high price, get either early or last minute bookings on hotels and you can save hundreds of dollars, or book your hotel through sites such as Expedia or Travelocity.

Airfare

Yes, it’s true that whether you fly coach or first class you are going to get to the same destination in the same amount of time. However, when flying internationally, first class is always worth it.  If being elbow to elbow with strangers and having to wait in long lines for the restroom, aren’t influencing you to avoid flying coach next time, consider the following:

  • Priority Boarding: With first class, you will always board first whether you get to the terminal on time or not.
  • Comfort: Because most international flights are longer than 6 hours, passengers enjoy sleeping.  First class seats not only provide passengers with more room in between seats but many airlines now offer their first class lie-flat seating.
  • Start Your Vacation Early: Don’t wait until you land at your destination to start relaxing. Flying first class brings your vacation immediately to you. From champagne to warm wash-clothes, first class is the best way to feel pampered.

Luxury doesn’t always mean having things that are unnecessary. High quality cars, hotels, and airfare aren’t just for enjoyment, but they can add to your overall quality of life. Buying the best, might take longer to save for but the payback is handsome and worthwhile.

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