Spending money on music and movies is no longer necessary when you can download the information. Free download sites that offer newly released movies and music are easily found on the internet. Changing how you get the things you want will free up money for savings.
The item you purchase to satisfy your need of instant gratification is draining your budget. You bought it!
1. The clothing ensemble for that special engagement.
2. Television advertisement
3. Home shopping network
4. Grocery shopping – extra items not on your grocery list
As you shop for groceries you find instant oatmeal, instant grits, instant coffee, instant pudding and instant rice. Whatever sport you watch on television, you’ll find an instant replay. Looking online for a job you’ll see ads on becoming an instant millionaire. Everybody loves to play the infamous instant lottery.
Some diets want you to believe that you can loose weight instantly with a pill. The fat just melts off. Another pill that works instantly is the one for a headache. Please don’t forget about the newest must have craze, instant messaging.
Product marketing has created a society of people who can’t wait. Somewhere in Corporate America a marketing team decided that 20 minute rice was too long and it needed to be cooked in 1 minute. Minute rice made the old cheap plastic bag of rice move to the bottom shelf. Product marketing have now managed to take the longest game in the world, chess, and made it instant.
People don’t save money because they are making too many sacrifices and their balances aren’t growing fast enough. They want their $100 savings account they just opened to be worth $1,000 by the end of the year. After all, the bank was paying interest.
Seeking instant gratification is not good money management. Change the way you think about spending money and saving money. Rethink your wants and prioritize your needs.
Compulsive shopping habits that overwhelm you can be solved if you search the web for free stuff. It looks like everyone is searching for something to download on the internet. People want everything free. To save you gas and to make this shopping trip easier, here’s a list to start with:
This short list will get you started. It should start you craving for more information and help you stay out of the stores shopping and spending money. Enjoy your movies and music. The more you learn about managing money, the more you will have for saving.