Friday, May 4, 2012

Simple Savings: Focus on what you Spend, not what you Save

It seems like people focus on "How much they saved" these days.  It is more important to focus on what you spend and not what you save.  When people save money, they usually have to spend something as well.  So, if you buy something that you don't need, you are worse off spending a little bit even though you saved a lot than if you just didn't spend the money at all.

I have tried to focus on spending a limited amount of money on my groceries each week.  As you can see by my posts the past months, I don't focus on what I save any more like I did when I first started the blog.  Back then, I was using coupons.  I rarely do any more.  I love the extra time and decreased stress I have by eliminating them.  I also don't advertise most sales.  Encouraging you to buy lots of things at good prices that you really don't need doesn't help you save money in the long run.  The purpose of our blog is to show that you can live well on a limited income by spending wisely. 

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