February 25, 2012 1:19am CST
I just received my salary today and I am so tempted to by an aPad (Android version of iPad) since its just 4,000 Pesos but thank God I was able to control myself not to buy it. I'm on a tight budget right now and should save somehow since some of you know that I am planning to get a DSLR camera! I should really not go pass by any department store for now... I almost get it but I also thought that I have an android phone and its no different in the specs (just the wider screen and back-and-front camera). I should save! I keep on forcing myself not to get it since not really what I need as of now. I need a DSLR camera for a high quality pictures in my websites. Its like there was a devil talking on my mind to get it and in the other side is the angel telling me calmly not to. Good thing, I didn't. I just paid my debts! Felt much better now! How have you been?
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25 Feb 12
Haha,that's my girl! It really helps when you have something more important to buy. At least you have used your salary to a better choice,paying your debts,now you're a debt-free woman,lol! And since you said you still have your phone that has almost the same features,it's very impractical to buy that aPad. As for me,I can't do as what I have planned to do online because of my eyes bunso,huhu! It's really hard to get old,ouch!
26 Feb 12
Congratulations! You did the best thing. But I must admit that that was really tempting. It's so cheap! How come it's so cheap?? I have an android phone with a back-to-back camera and a wide screen but it's almost 20K! I think I want to give back my phone now.
3 Mar 12
Good decision edss. And congratulations that you controlled yourself from buying that gadget. Most of people wants to have that kind of gadget Adroid, Ipad, tablet, etc. but did you know that the most important of all is to save for your future like Income Protection, Retirement and Investments.God Bless
25 Feb 12
Just set your financial priorities. Stick to it and be disciplined about it. Giving in to your wants can really hurt you in the long run. Good thing that you didn't gave in to the temptation of spending this time around. Anyways, just set your priorities straight, decide on what is most important to you. Don't get too much caught up with the impulse and surge of emotions in buying. Many people fall into the trap of impulsive buying and end up not really needing or even wanting an item at all. As for me, I am in tight mode too. I have a financial goal for the long term and I am sticking to achieve it. It is hard to save and there are a lot of disadvantages in trying to save and not spend, but I do feel that the reward in the future will be tremendous. That is why I am looking forward for the future every time.
25 Feb 12
True. Always think of the future first before thinking of any purchases. That's what I did. I told myself, if I buy it now, what will the use in the future. By sacrificing my needs now, I know I will have greater things in the future. I just need to control the urges of buying stuffs.
• Paso Robles, California
25 Feb 12
You were wise to save your money and pay down your debts. In this economy we never know how long jobs will last. New cameras and the thought of an iPad always tempt me, but I tell myself I have to demonstrate that I can make enough on my photos to justify getting either. I still have electronic toys I bought I can't figure out how to use, so there's no sense in my buying more of them. You probably will never regret what you didn't buy, but you might regret an impulse buy.