When you ask yourself: How to save money?
Here is a little series of posts which cover the most Googled questions on the internet. Most of these questions I will not be able to answer here, although I can offer a response if I happen to have one. The main idea of this series is to have a bit of fun discussing why people ask these questions so often.
Firstly, I think it’s fun to look at the meaning of these words. In English they use the word ‘save’ to illustrate the concept of being careful with money, and this makes sense considering that what we are trying to do is to not exchange something that we own, in return for something that we would not benefit from. I mean, look at how we use the same word ‘wasting’ for wasting money or wasting time…
In French we have decided to use the verb ’to economise’. We can see straight away that this word shares its roots with the word ‘economy’. Although in English you can transform nearly any word into a verb, I think that ‘economy’ poses a problem. The proof? It is not used as a verb!
Anyway, if we are looking for a simple response to today’s question, a good place to start would be not basing your self esteem and worth on your possessions. Once this is taken care of you can start to reduce your expenditure on things which are no longer of value to you. At the end of the day you basically need to make sure that you have fewer outgoings than incomings. We must remember that money attracts money, and so the more you save, the more you will accumulate over time. It is a basic principle of life.
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Translation by Heidi Dewhirst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-virginia-dewhirst-142983a4/
Last Updated on November 8, 2021 by Coach Danny