The 7 Best Purchases You Can Make for Under $150

1. Car dash cam

You can pick up a cheap dash cam for around $70, and if you want to splurge and get a nicer one you can. The best thing about having a dash cam is the safety net that it provides you. Get a front and back end dash cam, and in the event of any roadside accident that wasn’t your fault, you’ll have tons of evidence to back you up. This is especially important if you are a young driver, because it will be your word against theirs, and since you’re young, you won’t have much of a history to go by.

2. Multi-use fire extinguisher

You can get a nice rechargeable fire extinguisher for around $70. The main reason you want one that is rechargeable is for if you really end up needing one, you can get a refill for much cheaper than buying an entire new fire extinguisher. Some fire departments will even refill yours for free, so check with your local fire department. There is no reason not to have a fire extinguisher in your home, it’s a cheap purchase that could end up preventing your house from burning down, or save a life.

3. Second computer monitor.

Monitor prices vary greatly, but you can find a second monitor for your computer for as little as $70. If you use a computer often and you don’t have a second monitor already, you don’t realize what you’re missing out on. Whether it’s for work or leisure, having a second monitor enables you to get a lot more out of your computer time. You don’t have to tab out of the program you’re using to look at your internet browser anymore.

4. Seatbelt cutter and window breaker

A seatbelt cutter and window breaker tool is something everyone should have in their car, that hopefully nobody will ever need to have. These are very cheap, you can find them for less than $10, so you should really pick one up. You never know when you might need it, and not having it could end up with someone losing their life. You could also spend a little bit of extra money to get a nicer individual seatbelt cutter and window breaker, but the convenience of having it one tool is nice.

5. Solid State Drive

Does your computer suffer from taking ages to start or restart? Then a solid-state drive is exactly what you need. You can find one with decent storage for around $100, and that’s about the minimum you’re going to want to spend on one of these. You can find some for extremely cheap, but they’ll barely have any storage space and you won’t get much use out of them. A solid-state drive is a lightning fast alternative to traditional hard drives, and they’re worth picking up if you use a computer often. Don’t replace your hard drive with one of these, as finding a solid-state drive with as much storage as your hard drive is going to cost you a small fortune. Just have both, and keep the programs you use often on the solid-state drive.

6. HEPA air filter.

An air filter is an excellent product to have in your home, especially if you have animals. You can find them for as cheap as $50, and as expensive as $1000, so do your research on what’s right for you. Most people should be fine in the $100 range. An air filter will help remove all the dust in the air of your home, and get rid of that lingering animal scent.

7. Good set of tools

Tools are an amazing investment. Put down some money and buy yourself a nice set of tools. You can get a set of tools for as cheap as $10, but the more expensive sets are worth every penny. Even if you don’t know how to use half of the tools in the box, you probably know somebody that does. Worst case scenario, you can google it and figure it out yourself. If something breaks it’ll be a lot cheaper to fix it on your own, and you need tools to do that.

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