Should I reduce expenses to have better living environment ?

Vietnam
May 24, 2012 10:19pm CST
In this location, living environment is very good. People are friendship. Road is wide and quiet. This place is safe. I can do exercise on early morning without worrying. I can walk or sitting in front of my house every evening without any complains. However, rent is high here. It's double to compare with my old house. If I want to live here, I must reduce some expenses such as shopping, entertainment etc... How do you think? Should I reduce expenses to have better living environment?
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@rkennedee (333)
25 May 12
It's ok to spend a much higher amount to the place you are staying in and besides there is really no place like home. If you feel you are more comfortable living there I think there would be no problem. We need a quiet and peaceful place for ourselves and this really help a lot in keeping us a healthier and better person.
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• Vietnam
26 May 12
Yes, I think so. Your sharing make me feel peace and confident to decide where I'll live. Thank you very much. I think I'll try to work in order that I can have the best living environment.
• United States
25 May 12
I have everthing you mentioned here and it costs me more and I would not have it an other way. I like feling safe where i live at. I think you get what you pay for and it is well worth the price. good luck with you thoughts.
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• Vietnam
26 May 12
You mean that I should live here, right? I also like to live in safe place, I like here. However, the expenses are too high. So, I'm wondering about this.
@Angela11 (46)
26 May 12
If i were you, i would chose to stay in your current house. a good environment is really important for you to start a day's good mood. also it can be a motivity which push you to persue a better life. you know, sometimes we have to put ourselves under hard conditions, or we can not discover our real potencialities.
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• Vietnam
26 May 12
Maybe you're right. I will try to earn much more than for living. So, I will know what I can do the best, right? I love this idea. Thanks.
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
25 May 12
Try a budget Plan, 30% Food Clothing housing, 30% daily allowance, 30% you decide ( i use mine for increase productivity) , 10 contingency
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• Vietnam
26 May 12
This must be depend on how much I can earn every months. right?
@Janky23 (54)
25 May 12
For me, it is better living in an expensive place where you are safe than to the other place where you can't sleep well at night because you are afraid someone will get inside your house to take your things. If I am with you, I will limit my expenses to which are necessary only. It is okay to sometimes you spend money for extra activities like going to movies and shopping but you should be practical. You should think needs first before wants. Spend wisely while living in luxury.[b][/b][i][/i][u][/u]
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• Vietnam
26 May 12
I like your idea "spend wisely" :) It's difficult to do this. However, I believe that I can do. Thank you for your sharing.
@ptrikha_2 (9560)
• India
25 May 12
Well, it is upto you totally. If you can manage your raised expenses with your current income levels, it should not be a problem. However, if you really need to reduce your expenses, try to follow some tips: 1) Buy groceries/essential items in bulk, and try to buy them in offer at a nearby departmental store. 2) Try to walk more and use your vehicle less. 3)Try to reduce electricity usage in your house. Switch off when not required. These are just some of the tips. You might have even more ideas yourself.
• Vietnam
26 May 12
Some small things could create big values :) I'll do that. I can save money from small actions in my house, right. Thank you for your advice.