When the latest iPhone® was released, hundreds of people stood in line to get their hands on the gadget. It can be exciting to be the first to have
something new, but you should stop and think: Is this something I really want?
Don’t Get Swept Up
If all of your friends are raving about their new music player, or the media is abuzz about a much anticipated video game system, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. Because everyone else wants it – or seems to – you decide “Hey! I want that too!” But if you slow down and think rationally, do you still want it? Or do you just like the idea of having the new things everyone else has? (And by the way, not everyone has them!)
Save for What Really Matters
What you buy or own does not define who you are. So don’t waste your money on purchases made just to fit in or keep up with the other kids at school. If you only buy the things that you want and will be useful to your life, you’ll be much happier in the long run.