A lot of times people think they are unable to save money. They try their best to cut down but just can’t seem to make a dent in their bills. Well that might come down to a consumer’s perceptions. The difference between needing a product or a service and wanting a service or product can be huge.
A lot of people are making the move to spending less and living simpler. One article titled “Living happily with less” discusses the issue and the possible savings and enjoyment you can get out of having less.
Think about it – do you absolutely need to have the most expensive cable package? Do you even watch all of those channels? What about $150 a month for a cell-phone bill for data you rarely use all of? What about that hip expensive gym membership you have? Right here we have close to $300 of savings per month that come down to a choice. There are cheaper alternatives like pay phones, public places to exercise, and budget plans for cable and internet services. You’ll survive; you did before these more expensive options were available.
“People don’t know what they actually need. A need is electricity; a want is cable.”
Keep that in mind next time you consider making a purchase when you know you should be saving money. You can really save some significant money each month if you make the choice to do so. Then you can spend it on whatever you want or save it for the future.
At the very least, as a smart consumer you should take some time every few months to look at what you’re spending your money on. Do you really need it? How much do you get out of spending that money instead of saving it? Ask yourself these questions and you might find yourself with some extra money at the end of the month!Back To All Consumer Resources