Do you believe in 'SAVING FOR A RAINY DAY"

@bjc66bjc (6745)
United States
December 6, 2011 6:17pm CST
I am sure a lot of people do..But I believe in living while I am alive..I try very often to make myself and my family and friends happy while I can...I believe that the rainy day will take of its self when and if it happens. I wear my best clothe when ever I can , save them for what? I use my best dishes all the time...save them for what..I just believe that saving for that special time is a crock. I really don't know anyone else any more special to me than ME.. How many of you save for that rainy day?
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@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
7 Dec 11
I think we can save "for a rainy day" and enjoy our life. You don't need to save all your money earned in a period of time. Put away a small part of your revenue and spend all the other money for your family joy. So you can imagine that my answer is yes, I save for the rainy day.
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@scheng1 (24949)
• Singapore
7 Dec 11
Hi Bjc66bjc, I save money, but use all the items that I love. Since I already bought the items, then I will make full use of them. But when it comes to money, I prefer to save and invest rather than spend it. We never know when we need to spend a large sum of money. Once we have enough money, we will feel happier and more secure. I also prefer to save enough money for buying quality things. For example, I prefer to buy a good leather shoes than those cheap China-made shoes that even the Chinese do not want to buy.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
That's right. Better a good leather one that will last for some years, rather than buying shoes every 6 months or so because they don't last well.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
7 Dec 11
Hi scheng, I am not sure what I said to make you talk about cheap shoe from china or anything else cheap. But thank you for responding..everyone has thir own preference to what they spend thier money on...I know when my children were babies/tots. I use to by clothes that were not expensive because they that was my preference...My cousin bought all name brand stuff for her children.. I could not afford it..But I shopped where my money went far and my children did't have name brand but they had plenty of clothes and was ALWAYS clean. I was and still am very proud of that. cheap is not all bad... Thanks for your post
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
I don't. But, I wish I would. Better yet, this time, I'll try my best to save for a rainy day. Just because I save for a special day does not mean that I would not enjoy today. I kinda like what they say ~ live every day like it was your last, but plan like you'll live forever. Well, I guess that's more about keeping your finances in check while having a blast everyday, but, it could work just as well. So, yes, I will wear my best clothes whenever I want to (why wait til they're out of fashion? ) But, I will save that beautiful china for when that somebody special decides to take up that dinner with me. In my house.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
7 Dec 11
thanks for responding...I guess to each his own..Because I eat everyday and every meal is a special meal for me . In this economy haveing a meal everyday is truly a blessing.
@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 11
I sure do believe in saving for a rainy day. It would be nice to have some in reserve just incase. BUT, if you don't bring in much money how can you save? And I am retired now so no threat of unemployment. But the threat of the government closing down again. That was scarey!!
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
7 Dec 11
I do believe the rainy days, and I must have some savings to safeguard myself and help me get through it too. Future is unpredictable, and we just need that money to help us through some difficulties. I understood what you said, and I had told myself million times of it. But I just have some backup cash with me.
@ShyBear88 (16874)
• United States
7 Dec 11
I'm not sure if you have the right meaning of rain day that I do. Yes I believe in having a rainy day fund jar that I put change in as well as one for my daughter.
@Anne18 (11036)
7 Dec 11
I save for a rainy day, or in our house it is sometimes called a treat day. I have one particluar cleaning job that I never spend any of the money on, I put it staight away in a pot and watch it grow. It has grown and it is now going ot pay for the five of us to go out for christmas day lunch at a hotel, something we have never done before. If I hadn't saved the money then there is no way we could afford ot go.
• India
7 Dec 11
Hi bjc66bjc, IF you take my case I try to have the best of both the worlds. For instance I have a recurring deposit that goes out of my salary every month which is like a saving for the future and there is something that goes to my parents. Aprt from this with the money I have I make sure I try to have the best and not be stingy in that. I, like you, buy the best and the costliest dresses , party when possible and have a very good time. But when the money is a little tight I cool of a little ( esp towards month end :) ) . The monthly savings makes me enjoy my remaining salary without any worries as I feel that even if something goes wrognI have that as a backup. So I feel saving is good, but only saving money and not enjoying it is bad.
@wongchoiyee (6537)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 11
I would save for a rainy day but I always used up all my $$$. I had to ask my daddy to give me more money. This time I will take care of myself and save for a rainy day.
@fantabulus (4006)
• India
7 Dec 11
I save my money not only for rainy season but for any future purpose just like accident, storm, illness. Because now I have money but I not know about future so saving is necessary.
@sjlskl (3385)
• Singapore
7 Dec 11
It is always good to have some spare cash in standby in case you need it. Due to the cost of living in my country, the montage of the house, bills and expenses, my salary is barely enough to cover me through the month. I am pretty easy with food and clothing. But if I can, I will like to save up some cash.
@GardenGerty (90274)
• Marion, Kansas
7 Dec 11
I like to use pretty and nice things. On the other hand, I want to have an emergency fund. That is the main area where I save for a rainy day or for a special occasion. I have always enjoyed pretty clothes and things like that. It is good to enjoy things you have.
@Soniasony (1827)
• India
7 Dec 11
Actualy you are right in telling that life is right now and whats the need for saving ...but yes you can enjoy your bit of life ..you are telling this when all things are fine ..but it becomes your responsiblity to save a for a rainy when you have a family that believes in you Take care
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Well you are a practical person but I think saving a little won't hurt your present budget so why not save a little not for the rainy days but for some good stuff in the future. I do save for some future shopping and I feel good because the money does not have to be from my present and I get some kind of self-recognition. Oh, I think I am good at controlling my impulses to overspend. t
@chrisding (141)
• China
7 Dec 11
I am sorry i can not agree with you.Saving for that rainy day but not your all money,right?I think that it is necessary for doing that.If i will meet the urgent things i can use these money.But if not prepare for it.It is hard to do this.But this is just myself opinion.
@youless (86621)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 11
I believe it. Actually this is also Chinese's tradition. We have a habit to save some money because we don't know what will happen tomorrow. Especially when the health care does not run well for everybody. We should plan for the future. I love China
@janevi (889)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
There are different angles that you can try to consider regrading this idiomatic expression. Rainy day can be the difficult times in one's life. You can also consider the literal meaning of it like the rainy season which is very common in tropical countries. when these moments ( the 2 situations I mentioned) come in one's life, I can say that having 'saved' or prepared for it is beneficial. We don't know when these moments come, when you are prepared for it, you not rattle or panic what to do because you are prepared. Comparing it to those who have not prepared , you are less stressed and worried. But I also like the way you cut across your idea of living life everyday. It is more of enjoying life every moment while you have it for you might not have the chance in the future. For people with limited time to live, this is very good even those who are still healthy, alive and kicking in a way.. It is giving importance to the present moment and be attentive to it. That' is very nice. This makes a person happy and contented in a way because he can make he most of his time at the present and find meaning in the present moment. This is also trying to live according to God's providence. There is a lot of faith in action while trying to live this way. On the other hand I would still prefer to save for a rainy day. When we plan things ahead and prepare for it, ti saves us a lot of trouble, energy, and money as well. If in case that I may not be able to use it in the future, at least someone can benefit from it.
@drambits (96)
7 Dec 11
I always try to save money for that so called "rainy day" not because I need to but because I want to. I'm the type of guy who loves saving money but that doesn't mean that I don't enjoy my life. Enjoying your life doesn't necessarily mean that you need to spend money on material things. Usually, hanging out with the company of your close friends will do the job and maybe you could go out of town for a while.