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Get The Funds You Need

Navigating the Seas of Spending: Charting Your ‘Needs’ and ‘Wants’

Needs vs Wants

Embarking on a financial voyage? The compass you’ll need is the ability to distinguish between ‘needs’ and ‘wants.’ A ‘need’ is your North Star—essential for survival and functioning in society. A ‘want’ is the siren call that can lead you astray if you’re not careful.

Here’s the twist: our brains are masterful illusionists, often blurring the line between the two. Picture this: a sleek pair of running shoes catches your eye. You already own a pair, but your brain whispers, “These will make you run faster, jump higher!” Suddenly, a ‘want’ masquerades as a ‘need.’

To steer clear of these mirages, jot down your personal definitions of ‘needs’ and ‘wants.’ This logbook will be your anchor when the tides of temptation rise. For an added challenge, split your expenses into these two categories. For every dollar you lavish on a ‘want,’ match it with a dollar in your treasure chest—your savings.

Mastering this skill is like learning to navigate by the stars—it will guide you away from the rocky shores of debt and towards the haven of financial freedom. As your treasure grows, so will your savvy in managing your spending.

Recognize your ‘needs,’ wave goodbye to unnecessary ‘wants,’ and watch your financial landscape transform. Set sail towards a brighter horizon!