Many times I find myself asking why I have clothes or electronics from top brand names from local retailers instead of just going someplace online where I would’ve gotten them for so much cheaper. With all of my credit cards, personal loan and student loans and the harsh economy, why do I find myself spending on things that does not consider necessary? I’ve gotten better of course but learn from your mistakes and know the difference between what you need to spend and what you want to spend.
- Wanting to spend – Seeing that new flat screen Sony TV from Best Buy and you just gotta have it without thinking about the perfectly fine working TV you already have at home.
- Needing to spend – Looking at that new big screen for your new house or apartment and try to find the best deals at Wal-Mart instead of Best Buy. Why spend so much on a Sony when you can get the best price on a Vizio(what I have)?
The next time you go shopping somewhere, ask yourself if “YOU NEED THIS” instead of if “YOU WANT THIS”. If you keep wanting something and buying it, you will find yourself in a lot of trouble with whoever’s money you’re borrowing from.
Of course my focus here is on spending and saving, I’m not talking about the basic essentials to everyday life such as food, water, shelter, etc. Those are the things you absolutely need to survive and it is a whole other topic altogether. In this case, the things that you WANT are mostly the things that you buy, whether if it’s cheap or not. Those are the things such as TVs, Games, makeup, watches, etc. However, We have become more and more dependent on technologies that it’s come to a point where it’s a necessity to our everyday lives. Even then, without cell phones, TVs, or internet, we would still survive.