Right now most people are pinching pennies wherever they can. That’s not always a good idea. Sara Noel od Frugal/Village.com says that spending more on the following items will save you money in the long run.

Gym Memberships – According to the Centers of Disease Control, for every dollar spent on fitness saves an average of five dollars in medical expenses. Of course you have to go to the gym!

A Good Mattress- Sleeping on a high quality mattress was more effective at reducing back pain than many medical treatments.

Take vacations – A professor at San Francisco State says that money spent on vacations or theater tickets brings you more happiness than spending money on material goods. A study found that 80% of people returning from vacation performed better at work. In fact, some experts say that every dollar spent on a vacation returns three dollars in productivity.