Five things worth spending extra bucks on

There are some things it doesn't pay to open your wallet for; cars, boats, and children's clothes. But sometimes it pays to cough up the extra bucks because it makes a big difference. Here's five things worth spending your money on:

  • House. For most folks, this is one of your most important assets and an important investment. Present market aside, it is an appreciating asset; that is, it acquires more value over time. The present market actually makes it a great time to buy. Don't over buy your budget and be "house poor," but buy the most house you can comfortably afford.

  • Bed. Several years ago we invested in a high quality pillow top bed. This is one of the best investments we ever made. Not only do you spend about one-third of your life in bed, a good night's rest makes all the difference the other two-thirds of the time.