LOL My cousin actually calls buying new clothes 'investing in herself' - she is also (almost) always broke. But does get to hang out with people who are sort of well-off (so we joked she could be our 'spy' in the world of the rich and financially educated. uhm. That was before discovering this board.) Trouble is her well-off entrepreneur/investor boyfriends tend to be so busy they have no time for her and she eventually dumps 'em! So yeah, there's more to life than making money...
flipstress, there's actually some truth in 'attracting mates' - and sometimes those mates give jewelry or other gifts or such, and the money is more than returned... LOL (A friend of mine had the experience, although they eventually broke up cause he was a workaholic too, among other things. This friend has lost all her family, including her brother at a young age, and says, 'Money isn't everything'. She'd even get angry at me if I tried to save too much.)
What I invest into? This may sound strange, but I've invested quite some time into finding environmentally healthier alternatives and generally healthier stuff, not just food but also other things. Am still in the process of learning, but this really means a lot to me.
Into friendships... & learning about things that interest me (writing, songwriting, singing, Art...).
In the past I've read many books on psychology, communication, energy healing etc.
I suppose that if needed I could pass off as a guru or 'life coach' - many of my friends have come to me for advice and such.
At a time I threatened them with starting to charge for it!
I like reading novels, this widens my understanding of the world & myself, is considered 'market research' by me, & gives ideas for storylines etc. when necessary.
In the past, financially I invested most into books, clothes, and healthy food. And an occasional Art course or such.
Have helped the kids from the street with studying.
& have a sponsored kiddie in Brasil. Really wanted to do that for a long time!
My life is not very balanced right now, but ideally it would be