Using money to buy experience

@scheng1 (24801)
Singapore
September 22, 2016 10:47pm CST
Basically we use money in two ways (after taking care of necessities). One is to buy material goods, and the other is to buy experience. When we use money to buy the latest gadgets, such as iphone, that is an example of using money to buy material goods. When we use money to buy a vacation trip for the whole family, that is to buy experience, because the whole family gets to experience the travelling. It is similar when we use money to pay for a meal for us and friends. The time with our friends is more valuable than the food that goes into our stomach. Personally I am the type of person to buy experience rather than to buy material goods. I do think that using money to buy experience is a happier experience.
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@AkoPinay (11810)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
I buy material goods like iPhone as my tools for making money, not as luxury. With iPhone, I no longer use laptop, DSLR camera and DSL/broadband. I am using cellular data to make money online.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
26 Sep 16
That is good. Once you can recover the cost of owning iphone, you are practically having it for free
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@AkoPinay (11810)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
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@kaka135 (14073)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 16
I guess I like both. I like to buy books or learning materials that help me to learn and gain some experiences. Like piano, it's for pleasure and enjoyment too. I also like to spend to have good meals together with friends or family, or go for vacation to have the happy moments. I guess some material goods will bring us good experiences as well.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
10 Oct 16
I think if you bring your kids here when the library is having a big sale, they will enjoy it very much. They probably cannot imagine how all the books can be sold off within a short time.
@hereandthere (31018)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
the iphone (or phones with cameras, videos and internet) can also enhance the experience.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
26 Sep 16
Not for me. I have no interest in taking photo. I think many people spend too much time trying to take photos than enjoying the sight of new place.
@skysnap (17817)
23 Sep 16
I think vacation and the home are the two important thing anyone can buy with money.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
23 Sep 16
A place to stay is a necessity, not even considered as luxury. Most people will have spare cash for material goods and other things even if they have a mortgage.
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@louievill (18649)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
Experience could be preserved for a life time with just pictures and souvenirs and memories while material things especially gadgets go out of date and style not unless it's a rolex watch or some kind of jewelry
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
23 Sep 16
True. Sometimes a disastrous trip stays with us for a long time, and everyone will laugh at it years later.
@LadyDuck (157275)
• Switzerland
23 Sep 16
You will learn that if there is something that money cannot buy is experience. Experience is something that we build day by day, talking with people, traveling, making mistakes and having happy moments.
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