Save or splurge: Leisure stuff

To get the most for your money, you need to know two things: when the good stuff is worth paying extra for and when the economy choice is plenty good enough.

Weber Genesis E-310<br>$550
Grill
Weber Genesis E-310
$550
Save or spend: Spend
To get a gas grill that'll last more than a few summers, spend $400 or more, advises Steven Raichlen, author of
"The Barbecue Bible."

The burners on cheaper grills are generally stamped metal, and the grates are chrome-plated wire - both of which can corrode.

The Weber comes with stainless-steel burners and cast-iron grates, which are not only more durable but also distribute heat more evenly.

Driver

Golf balls

Grill

Bike

Treadmill

Drill
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