A happy life is all about balancing wants and needs. To be financially independent and to do the things you love, you need to find a balance between saving as much as you can and boost your life enjoyment. This is probably clear to you, but how can you stay away from extra consumption? Well, you shouldn’t try to avoid financial costs when your hobbies ask for it.
All hobbies imply costs, and only because some invoke higher expenses than others it doesn’t mean you should look for something else. Money cannot buy everything, and especially happiness, but when it comes to hobbies, your bank account directly influences your enjoyment.
Surprisingly (not), some of the niftiest hobbies in the world are also expensive. Here are our 3 expensive hobbies you should always splurge on.
It implies a yacht, so you can easily understand why it’s a hobby that costs a lot. Some people don’t afford to step foot on a yacht, but imagine how much it costs to enter a race with your own boat. Only the rich and famous have the advantage to take part in yacht racing, an elite sport some people don’t know it exists.
The cheapest yacht costs over $2 million, but you cannot use it in a yacht competition because it isn’t fast enough to arrive first at the finish line. The most affordable racing yacht costs around $ 8 million, and its monthly maintenance costs add $100,000 to the initial price.
But if you afford to enrol your yacht in a race, you will probably compete against, Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Liam Hemsworth (Thor’s brother), and Stephen Colbert.
Some people would never pay to fall from the sky, but if you love adrenaline this is probably one of the things you want to do before you die. It’s one of the extreme sports that draws millions of people worldwide. For one jump the average cost is $300, but it varies from state to state.
If you plan to spend your money on a one-off freefall then you should do it in a breath-taking place. Ask one of your friends to film and take photos of the moment because you’ll probably have your eves shut after you jump.
Tom Cruise and Will Smith are only some of the celebrities who love skydiving.
Do you prefer the ocean instead of the sky? Scuba diving is one of the hobbies that offer people a new view of under-water life. Scuba-diving requires professional training, so you’ll spend probably all your savings if you want to explore the depths of the ocean. You also need to invest in gear that can cost several hundred dollars.
A scuba diving beginner needs fins, a snorkel and a mask. Once you gain experience, you’ll want to travel to the best scuba-diving spots in the world so you’ll need to spend more thousand dollars on gear. This is why Bill Gates, Tiger Woods and Tom Cruise are some famous names that afford to perform professional scuba-diving.