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tomwakefield wrote: »
The "checking around for the cheapest price" is an interesting one. I think people can be too hung up on that. For small things, the time taken to find the cheapest is rarely worth the actual savings. According to the mantra, that's not very MSE, yet for me my saved time has its own value, even if its not measured in pounds and pennies.
What do you feel is 'being MSE' ?
ashleyriot wrote: »
For me, being MSE is no longer being scared of money and finances; it's knowing confidently where money goes month after month.
(And it's a tiny bit of pride in helping others who want to be helped and smiling inwardly at those who don't)
littleskintdragon wrote: »
To me being mse is living to your means, if u earn more then you will ultimately spend more. It's also finding ways to get the most out of what you have.
If i have paid my bills, and have some money behind me for emergencies than why not have a treat now and again. I wont deprive myself of the odd take away if i fancy it, but will only have it when i can afford it.
One day, far away I WILL be debt free and have more financial freedom, but that doesnt mean I'll swap aldis for m&s, it means I'll have more money in my savings account, I wont need finance when i have a newer car, or a credit card to get me to the end of the month. but I'll never stop looking for the best deal....
I think everyones perception of mse will be different to the next, our circumstances are all different and priorities, but it's about making informed decisions at the time that are right for you and your family.
Well that's what I think....
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