CRAZY BRILLIANT: Can you actually save more by spending more?

Suggesting that you have to spend money to make money works when you’re, for example, talking about a business. It’s hard to imagine that same philosophy translating from the board room to living room as far as getting your personal finances in order.
That sentiment usually is attached to companies that spend money on advertising in the hopes that their investment will turn into more customers and increased sales revenue. Spending more in the business world also could relate to increasing your workforce so that you have eight, instead of six people doing the job, assuming that the adding wages equates to wonderful bottom lines.
But spending more to make more hardly seems like it would apply to your daily routine or spending habits. Even those who aren’t financial wizards or moonlight as a top flight accounting or budgeting expert know that saving money doesn’t start with spending more of it.
Or, does it?
Think of a job that you do from home or an interview that you’re preparing for in a few days? For the former job, if you choose to buy a laptop for around $1,000 versus the one for $300 that is an investment that should have a sizable return. Let’s say the more expensive computer is better equipped to handle the job to the point that you’re getting double the work done in half the time.
That $1,000 pales in comparison to the money you’ll be making thanks to being remarkably productive at what you do.
As far as the job interview, do you really want the first impression of the hiring manager of you to be a mental picture of you in your dad’s old suit? Probably not. Spending money on a power tie and an equally strong suit might suit you well to land that job that pays double what you make now.
In this instance, your $1,000 suit might translate into a new position that pays you $10,000 more a year. Sounds like a fair trade off, right?
Being in the business of saving money also means you could use a little help. Hiring a professional to budget out your expenses might seem counterproductive to the idea that you’re trying to save money. But if this person knows more than you about money, giving them some of yours isn’t a bad thing. In the long run, paying someone a few hundred dollars in exchange for advice and leadership that nets you a few thousand is a business deal any one would take.
And who wouldn’t want to spend a little time and money so ultimately you’ll have more leftover?