It’s Friday! Maybe you just got paid. You could use that money for boring stuff like bills, rent, and food, or you could act like a wonderfully impulsive consumer and spend it on any number of products. Here are some ideas to get you started based on your taxable income bracket.
10% ($0 to $8,375)
Times are tough and, let’s face it, you’ve got to believe in something if you’re ever going to work your way out of the warehouse. You may live long, but now it’s time to prosper. This $7.99 Trek Fish Car Emblem lets you flash that V sign thing to other motorists without taking your hands off the wheel.
15% ($8,375 to $34,000)
You’re getting on your feet, financially, but that doesn’t mean you’re on Easy Street just yet. Continue your commitment to sound savings by making your own bubble gum with this $15 kit. The amount you stand to save by avoiding those gouge-tastic store brands could be astronomical.
25% ($34,000 to $82,400)
Look at you! You have so much money now! What are you going to do with all of it? Put it in a bank? Pffft! Why? So they can lose it? The new thing is making your own bank in your own house. This $35 ATM machine will get you moving in the right direction. Best of all, it’s made of plastic, which is widely believed to be the safest way to protect your money.
28% ($82,400 to $171,850)
Now that you’ve hit the big time, sort of, you should have at least one robotic servant. You can’t afford a fully autonomous one quite yet but this $70 remote controlled Room Tidying Pickup Robot will give you a taste of what it’s like to spend three hours “picking up small, 1 oz. items such as balls, toys, or socks” without physically bending over.
33% ($171,850 to $373,650)
Ah, the perfect hidden camera gadget for you to keeps tabs on who’s trying to keep tabs on you. Nobody suspects a $185 camera hidden inside a ball. Just roll it around the office and play back the footage later, motion sickness and all. It’ll be like watching your co-workers stuffed into a dryer.
35% ($373,650 and up)
The time that you could use to run out of your house in an emergency is better spent trying to stuff your pet into this $499 Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket. It’s a flame-retardant suit “made from the same material used by Japan’s world-class firefighters.” With pockets for the included emergency food, water, and medical supplies, it’ll give “Man’s Best Friend” a whole new meaning. Unless you have a cat, of course.
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