Saving develops patience, determination and persistence while waiting to make our purchases. Saving gives us time to think about the quality of our purchases and to shop around for the best value. The discipline of saving also avoids impulse buying and buyer’s remorse. We appreciate the things we have and seek to preserve them to make them last longer. We are more grateful for what do have and less anxious to buy more.
We evaluate our true needs, separating them from our wants, and then we are better able to prioritize them. We stick to our budget. We eliminate waste by repairing rather than throwing things away. We are at peace because we have money saved for emergencies. We plan ahead and are prepared for the future.
Developing the habit of saving brings great value. It is not wrong for us to think of what we would like to
have if we are controlled by a set of values.