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Want or need?

January 13th, 2008 at 07:01 pm

That is the question. I have decided that this will be my mantra for the year and will only buy if I NEED it. So far it's been saving me a lot of money. I never realize how much I buy because I just want it.

4 Responses to “Want or need?”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I use to do that too, but I don't do it anymore!

  2. Aleta Says:

    It's alao a good way of keeping you from buying items that will only add to your clutter. I'm thinking twice as well and have been known to return something.

  3. denisentexas Says:

    My mother used to tell me this:

    Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.

    This was generally preceded by a discussion of wants vs. needs where she reminded me that NEEDS are first, WANTS are last.

    I forgot that for years but have kept it in mind daily for the last couple of years. Recently, she was telling me about a minor financial issue she had and I shot it at her. She asked me, "Where did you hear that?" I told her and she said, "Hmm, I don't remember saying that. I guess I need to say it and do it!" lol Moms. Smile

  4. Amber Says:

    Good for you, I do that a lotand it definately works

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