“I saved $3,000 when I bought this new car!”
“I saved $250 when I bought this new TV!”
“I saved $200 when I bought this new computer!”
I am sure that you have heard people say this. You have probably said this. I know that I used to say this a lot!
The FACT is that – I have never seen anyone save money by spending money!
I have seen them spend less money, but I have never seen them save money.
People want to believe that they are getting a great deal, AND they know that they should be saving money. Marketers are genius to use the phrase “Save money by buying today!”
I will probably use this phrase when my book is released. I will say … “Save $3 by purchasing today!”
I guess there is one way to kill my statement. That is to take the money that you did not spend and actually save it!!! Like physically putting the money into a savings account where it can gain interest. That would certainly put a hole in my rant!
I really like saving my emergency fund money in my ING Direct account and receiving 4.2% interest (it’s current interest rate)!