In many ways, we are at war on the personal finance front. We are continually getting bombarded with spending opportunities (really traps and tricks), both from TV and peers. We need to be ready to fight financially to get the best deals and protect our financial health.
Technology is continually being improved which means that what you buy today is already obsolete and you’ll have to buy something new iPhone X or some other new cool gizmo next year (if not next month). And both fortunately and unfortunately, those devices really do add value versus the devices of just a few years ago (I consider those devices toys). I’ve even heard that many are buying smart devices (iPhones, etc) over cars. So the young people of today would rather have a smart phone than a car! Wow, that’s a dramatic change from when I was a kid.
Okay, I went off topic! The point is that there are so many things and way to buy those things that we, the financially prudent, are in a constant state of battle trying to become wealthy by saving and increasing our money. It’s not an easy fight to avoid, especially with ourselves!
Tricks & ways that I fight spending consist of not spending on expensive things on the same day that I’ve seen them. I purposely take my time and think about my purchases rather than just do it. Ha, the slogan “Just Do It” doesn’t apply to financial intelligence and wealth accumulation, and in fact, it might seriously harm your financial base!
Often with just a little effort and thought, you can find ways to do something cheaper or buy something for a better price. It’s just a matter of looking for them! This is why lottery winners lose their wealth so quickly, they don’t have fight a good fight on the financial front!
So don’t “Just Do It”, instead keep your guard up and look for bargains!
Fight hard to win!