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Saving Money: The Art of Getting By

By: kjmena

Why is Saving Money Important?

What is the one thing that we all want as consumers and laborers? The answer, in most cases, would be to begin to (or continue) saving money!

Why is that the case? Why is our main goal as buyers to refrain from spending more than we should on items and services? The answer, although seemingly obvious, can often escape our immediate frame of consciousness. There are very few, if any, people in this country that would prefer to overspend in the absence of necessity.

In some ways, we know what makes a good product or service. This is based on our previous experiences with said product or service, or based on a trusted recommendation from another individual. As it becomes inherently obvious what products and services are necessary to sustain daily life and the comfort level already in place, it’s even more obvious when a product or service becomes superfluous.

Keeping more money in your bank account will grant you the feeling of security between paychecks. That is the real reason behind a person’s desire to save. All they are after is the feeling of comfort and stability. An easy way to keep a little bit more money in one’s bank account each month, is to know when and how to save on everyday purchases. Sometimes people’s desire for finer, or more luxurious items gets the better of them, thus making them temporarily lose their knack for saving. That’s okay, if you can swing it. However, facts are facts, there are ways to gain the same effect from products and services for less. Speaking in general terms of course, most items have a cheaper, inexpensive alternative. As a result, many consumers in the United States instinctually seek these options out, in hopes it will save them a few bucks on a single purchase. Though to those in the upper income brackets, this practice may seem rather tedious or arbitrary. For those who do, they have no reason to still be reading this article. They are not concerned with which product is cheaper; they act solely out of preference.

Finding ways to save money doesn’t have to be a depressing task, however. Many people will actually admit that they like to hunt for the best bargains. They figure it would be better for the money to stay in their pockets, rather than unnecessarily in the hands of retailers. This is a completely alternative way of looking at the prospect of saving money. Some people consider it a welcomed challenge, finding the best deals possible. In some cases, the person will even brag about how little they spent in order to purchase an item. People are much more inclined to disclose how little they spent on one item. Almost never will you hear someone brag about how they overspent on anything for that matter. So, in a way, saving money is something that can be a competitive endeavor.

It is all a matter of perspective, but saving money out of necessity is a fact of life. You can both trudge through it and let it discourage you, or you can be enthusiastic, and be a genuine bargain hunter. Which defines you?

  • Take the first step!