Ruben | 18 | Los Angeles

Ruben talking about the most ridiculous thing he spent money on.

Photo credit: Michael Ares

What’s the most ridiculous thing you have ever spent money on?
That would have to be Yu-Gi-Oh! cards—I spent about $100 on them. It’s a card game for young kids, so like when I was little.

How often would you buy them?
About every week.

How much do you think you spent per week?
I spent about $10 a week, until I got what I wanted; then, I was done.

Were you spending your allowance?

Looking back on it, what would you have rather spent your allowance on?
I could have invested it. I could have saved it and waited until, over time, I got enough to buy something big, like a toy or time with family.