Don’t Buy This: Top 20 List of Things That Aren't Worth the Money

Buyer’s remorse is real, and if you purchase any of these 20 items, chances are you’ll get to experience it firsthand.

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Amazon packages have been piling up at my house lately, and I’ve realized I’ve been ordering a wide array of items. Some are essentials, some are bought on a whim, and some are just toys for the kids (to keep them, and us, sane). It got me thinking though, about whether these items really were “worth the money.” That led to a whole new thought process about the things I see my clients and friends purchase. Are all those items worth the money?

I’ve polled many people and compiled the below list. Here you’ll see items that, more times than not, are not worth your hard-earned cash. (Now a quick disclaimer: Don’t hate me if you have a listed item. Love it, and get lots of enjoyment out of it. There’s no one size fits all, and everyone is different.)

The below list is based on trends I’ve noticed in my polling. My commentary (in no particular order):

This article was written by and presents the views of our contributing adviser, not the Kiplinger editorial staff. You can check adviser records with the SEC or with FINRA.

Andrew Rosen, CFP®, CEP
President, Partner and Financial Adviser, Diversified, LLC

In March 2010, Andrew Rosen joined Diversified (opens in new tab), bringing with him nine years of financial industry experience.  As a financial planner, Andrew forges lifelong relationships with clients, coaching them through all stages of life. He has obtained his Series 6, 7 and 63, along with property/casualty and health/life insurance licenses.