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No one really needs to be told how to spend money. It’s one of the easiest things you can ever do, and all your money can be gone before you know it if you allow it. Most people try to save money, invest, or put it in a retirement account, but it’s important that you treat yourself now and then, too. Especially if you’re someone who’s usually known for taking care of others, you need to remember to take care of yourself. Self-care, which includes splurging on yourself sometimes, is even linked to your overall wellbeing and satisfaction in life.

What’s important is to know what high-value items are really worth spending the extra money on. There’s always a more expensive version of anything under the sun, and while adequacy will suffice for many items, here are a few high-value items worth the money that can make you feel like royalty and fit virtually any personality.

A Quality Mattress

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When you consider that the average person in the United States spends roughly 36 years in bed, you’ll likely be motivated to make them good years. One of the best ways to do this is to spend the extra money on an, especially comfortable and supportive mattress. This doesn’t mean that you need to just go grab the most expensive one you can find, especially when you think about how high mattress markups tend to be, but it’s a great idea to research different types of mattresses (innerspring, foam, hybrid, latex, and airbed).

Each mattress type may fit certain beds better than others, and each offers different pros and cons, such as trading durability for greater comfort and vice versa. Poor sleep opens you up to a variety of poor health risk factors, so entering the luxury market in this area can be well worth it.

Ethically Sourced Jewelry

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Jewelry has been used as a status symbol for thousands of years, and it’s a great way for anyone to revamp their style. Since it’s an inherently high-value item, you may want to ensure that the jewelry you purchase is ethically sourced, especially if you’re environmentally conscious. You may have heard of lab-grown diamonds and other jewels, but how often do you think about the ounces of gold and other precious metals that go into a ring, necklace, or bracelet?

Mining companies like Alamos Gold, Turkey do their best to give back to the world through their gold mining projects. Alamos holds sustainability as one of their core values, and their current and future plans include minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing waste of natural resources, following best practices for a safe work environment, and closing mines safely and responsibly.

Currently, Alamos Gold is filing a $1 billion investment treaty claim against the Turkish government for what Alamos describes as “unfair and inequitable treatment” of its gold mining project at Kirazli. Opposition lawmakers have accused Alamos Gold of using cyanide to recover gold, but Alamos CEO John McCluskey stated that steps are taken to ensure that cyanide doesn’t leak into the environment and that protests are based on political misinformation.

In fact, Alamos Gold has been using cyanide to safely recover gold since 2005 using a closed circuit with a leak detection system that ensures no cyanide escapes. What is used is recycled. The next time you want to shop for jewelry, take some time to research how it’s made and what companies you want to support.

A High-Quality Duffel Bag

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You never know when you might need to travel at a moment’s notice, and if you need to pack light in a hurry, a Duffel bag is one of the best solutions out there. If you’ve ever wondered about the origin of the name, we have you covered: https://buffalojackson.com/blogs/insight/why-is-it-called-a-duffel-bag

While these bags were first popularized for military use, and for good reason, they’re among the most stylish and versatile bags perfect for travel. Just make sure to spend the extra money on a durable bag, since the last thing you want is for some pesky hole in the corner to cost you a precious personal item.

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