One of the realities of contemporary everyday life is that we live in a very commercialised, consumption based society.
That commercialism often conditions us to believe that our place and importance in society is defined by what we possess and consume, rather than how we live our lives.
By taking a moment to think about this, we can all instantly relate to how pervasive the nature of modern marketing and commercialism is in our day to day lifestyle.
I would argue that we all fall victim to the commercialism of the modern world at times – Peer pressure, advertising (either traditional or via social media), the abundant availability of credit etc., etc.
How many of us could honestly say that we have never fallen victim to the relentless nature of society’s push to consume.
As individuals do we ever stop and take a moment to think why?
Why have I purchased a new pair of shoes when I already have 10 good pair of shoes in the closet?
Why have I purchased a larger flat screen TV when I already have a large flat screen TV?
Why have I accepted my bank’s offer to increase the limit on my credit card when I can’t pay the current balance owing in full each month?
One of the goals I have for Empower Money Management is to help my clients to challenge themselves as to the reasons why they make the financial decisions that they do.
Often my clients are able to learn from their past financial behaviours that consumption for the sake of consumption does not necessarily equate to happiness.
The skill of learning how to control and moderate your spending within the structure of a manageable budget is often the most liberating financial experience you can have.
To learn how to live more while buying less contact Leigh at Empower Money Management today.
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