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What do I need vs what do I want In todays world many people have problems setting their financial priorities These people have a problem differentiating from what they want and what they actually need Instead of buying items that are a necessity many people in todays world feel that they must buy extravagant items to keep up with the modern times As the standard of living in America increases many people have the notion that luxurious clothes and state of the art technology is a necessity In order to sustain life people must have food clothing and shelter However as the years have passed people now have changed these basic necessities into articles of gratification For example while its true that food is a necessity going to a fancy restaurant is not Although many people need clothing buying the brand name is not a priority Despite food clothing and shelter being a necessity one doesnt have to obtain the highest or best quality of these things when having financial difficulties At times we all over indulge ourselves In my life there have been many times when I have wanted objects that I did not need In order to keep up with the trend I felt that I needed the item as well Already I am deciding what kind of car I would like to drive even before I have a license Even though public transportation has suited me well I feel that I need a car since I will soon be able to drive However not any old car will do The first car I have in mind is a car that many other families could not afford a 1996 Nissan Maxima My income is approximately 400 a month and I reside with my parents so stability is not a problem Of this 400 a month income from my part time job my discretionary income is 200 However since I dont have
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