Undeniable, not all of saving is good for us even if we are in a rather poor financial condition. Of course, in such a situation we still might have no choice, however, there are many people who have developed an obsession for saving making rather poor choices with their money. This article will help you to explore two of the typical behaviours of people with a disturbing saving approach.
Purchasing the cheapest products
Even if you are leading a comfortable middle-class lifestyle or can boast about having some real wealth, it does not mean you have to buy each and every good for the highest price. There is a range of alternatives you can find for a way smaller prices that are as healthy and satisfying as their expensive substitutes.
Of course, this is also not true all the time and for some products it is particularly important.
If your interest in saving has developed into an obsession, it is quite possible the only crucial aspect of a good for you is its price. Additionally, you might be looking at the expiration date in order to get the food that can be stored for as long as possible which certainly does not always mean it is of a good quality. Yet, you might also be willing to buy food of an extremely short expiration date if it is offered for a great discount even if you have noticed the item has already started getting spoilt inside the grocery store.
If you are struggling to understand whether in your particular case you are doing something wrong or not, look inside your basket thoroughly the next time you go for groceries. If you see there unwashed potatoes and local apples, there is nothing wrong about that. Indeed, apples grown in your area can be cheaper and tastier than exotic ones that are grown with the use of heavy chemicals and are put on the market while they are still not ready for consumption. Certainly, there is no point to pay twice more for washed potatoes. Even with the whole amount of water and time needed for washing this popular vegetable, you will hardly be able to save your resources choosing the potatoes that have already been washed.
Yet, if you see the basket is filled with the convenience goods of the lowest quality as well as an excessive amount of bread and buns without vegetables, fruits or dairy products, this is a very dangerous path that can be detrimental for your health.
You are making illogical choices during the discounts
Discounts is a great way to save money under the condition, you are able to make rational decisions. If you are getting more and more into saving, you might tend to behave in one of the ways that are not necessarily sensible.
The first one is buying too much of goods trying to create a huge repository at home even though there is no chance of being able to use all of these products before their expiration dates. This is typical for people more prone to hoarding.
Indeed, you might get so excited to buy as much as possible of a good that it can be too much for consumption or storage. In addition to it, you might even forget completely about the fact you actually do not have any storing facilities for this good so it will become spoilt even earlier than you plan.
This also works with other groups of products and is not limited to groceries only. For example, people who are prone to getting into a frenzy during a discount can purchase too many bottles of some cosmetic not even being aware of whether this one will certainly suit them.
There is also another scenario which is probably more popular among the people becoming more and more into saving. This is actually resigning from buying things with a great discount when it requires to get a larger amount of them. Certainly, if you know you will not be able to use this good before it expiration date, this is an absolutely sensible decision. Still, in many cases, such excessively saving people refuse from buying the goods they know for a fact will be finished soon just because they will have to pay more at once and it does not matter to them that it is profitable in the long run.
In addition to it, people from the second group described about are also prone to buying goods only during discounts in the first place. This is very sad as they might refuse from getting a really necessary thing if for some reason they have not managed to get it during a discount.
You are ready to grab anything that is offered for free
Although it might be pleasant to get free things, it is not that you need them all the time. Even if your financial condition is really poor, it still does not mean you need everything offered for free, let alone the situations in which you can afford buying such things. Yet, with over fixation on saving, it is difficult to resign from getting anything for free no matter how useless this item is.