Savvy Spending: 10 Smart Purchases to Feel Good About- Part 1

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We all have the occasional case of buyer’s remorse.(I shouldn’t have splurged on that designer dress or blown the bank on a lavish vacation.) But there are some purchases, both big and small, that don’t warrant the guilt or remorse. We can indulge ourselves without much hesitation. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Here are 10 smart and savvy finds you can feel good about.

HP Ink Refiller

Have you ever had to print something super important super fast? And in your haste, something smudges or smears? Or maybe the final result just doesn’t look as sharp and professional as you intended. Well, that won’t happen with HP ink. It ensures that your colors print exactly how you imagined. And because it dries instantly, you won’t run the risk of stains and damages. HP also yields up to 65 percent more pages than most other bargain inks, so you’re less likely to run into any “empty emergencies.” Plus, HP recycles your old cartridges, so you’ll be helping Mother Nature too. Now if that’s not a guilt-free purchase, we don’t know what is!

Wii Fit Plus

Want to have fun with your family and get fit at the same time? All you need is Wii Fit Plus. Your whole gang can get into the action and play fun games that exercise the brain and the body.

http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Fit-Plus-Balance-Board-Nintendo/dp/B002BSA3EM

iPad

We know it’s a bit on the pricey side, but don’t you want to be ahead of the curve? Equal parts e-reader, laptop, and work and play tool, this glamorous gadget makes life simpler and sleeker.

http://www.apple.com/ipad/

Team Project 360

We love these cute eco-friendly tees and hoodies from Team Project360. Each has a word that represents a worthy worldly cause, and a portion of the purchase price will go to a charity.

http://project360.myshopify.com/products/t-shirt

Barbecue

Gather up your friends and loved ones for a barbecue bash and show off your brand-new grill. The smell, the taste, and the sound of everyone having a blast—it’s worth every penny.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_273097-505-3741001_4294857754_4294937087?productId=1077855&pl=1&currentURL=/pl_Gas%2BGrills_4294857754_4294937087_

Blu-Ray Player

It’s time to trade in that DVD player for a new Blu-ray machine. You’ll see sharper images, cooler colors, and a much more beautiful picture.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia%26%23153%3B+-+Internet+Connectable+/+Wi-Fi+Built-in+Blu-ray+Disc+Player/9386103.p?skuId=9386103&ky=1whxm51gbOgORrn6M8JOUlLjDtR0yY7Rx&cmp=RMX&id=1218096448903

Exercise Equipment

If you can’t make it to the gym, then bring the gym home to you. A piece of cardio equipment can be a great investment. And it’s a small price to pay for your health and well-being.

http://www.target.com/Kettler-307-Elliptical-Cross-Trainer/dp/B0012J7E1Q/ref=br_1_8?ie=UTF8&id=Kettler%20307%20Elliptical%20Cross%20Trainer&node=12995061&searchSize=90&searchView=grid5&searchPage=1&sr=1-8&qid=1280768134&rh=&searchBinNameList=subjectbin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchRank=pmrank&frombrowse=1

Bicycle

Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, it’s always great to go bike riding. It’s a wonderful (and eco-friendly) way to get some exercise and travel from place to place.

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/183-1841038-2175303?asin=B003DQ2K56&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=|B003DQ2K56&CPNG=sports&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001

Flip Ultra

Record every precious moment with the simple touch of a button. A Flip camcorder is affordable, small, and easy to use.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Flip-Ultra-Hd-Camcorder-Accessories/11065296

A Hybrid Vehicle

We admit that this is not a carefree purchase. It’ll take time and effort. We want you to do your research before making such a large and expensive purchase. But if you’re in the market for a brand-new car, why not consider a hybrid vehicle? You might find that you’ll save big money on gas, and your green initiative might just pay off in more ways than one.