Wife Ninja is a freakin’ bed hog. Like out of control, bed hog. She takes up all of her side and at least 80% of mine. Oh and did I mention we sleep on a full size mattress? I can’t wait to get my hands on a bigger mattress. At least a queen and maybe even a king. But after a conversation with a friend, I learned that a nicer mattress may be a long way off.
Apparently a “decent” mattress costs at the cheapest $1,000, but more like $2K-$3k. Are you kidding me? Is this a sick joke? I had no clue they cost so much. Sleep is obviously a pretty important part of our lives. So it’s probably important we have a good mattress to accommodate. But can you really tell the difference between an $800 mattress and a $3,000 one? And if you can, is the price increase really worth it?
This isn’t the first time, I’ve been blindsided by the cost of growing up. I had another “Holy Crap” moment when I went ring shopping for Wife Ninja’s engagement ring. How can something so small, cost so much? It didn’t make any sense to me. But I knew I wanted to marry Girl Ninja, so ring shopping I went. And thousands upon thousands of dollars later, I ended up with this gem…
Another thing I think many of us fail to realize, is how much our cars can cost us. If you run the numbers, the results can be quite disturbing. Let’s take a look at my 2007 Scion tC. I probably put gas in it once every two weeks at $35/tank. Car insurance costs $135/month. Three oil changes per year at $25 each. Another $250 for annual registration junk. And let’s say another $200+/yr for random other maintenance fees. All said and done, my car is costing me at least $3,000 a year. And that’s with NO CAR PAYMENT. It’s ridiculous.
Just when you think you have your finances figured out, another crazy expensive purchase looms. What expenses shocked you? Was it household appliances? Bedding? Health Insurance? Something tells me my mattress, jewelry, and car experiences are just the tip of the iceberg. Help me out and tell me what else I should be looking out for 🙂