Personal Finance Essay #1: How to Control Small Expenses

Do you find yourself always running out of money? If so, you have a problem. How much of your spending involves cheap, little stuff(fast food, $1 games, etc.)? Now, it is alright if you spend about $5-10 a week on such stuff (if you make any money), but spend much more than that and you will find that it will all add up until maybe after a year perhaps you will find that if you had just spent a little less on that, you could have just enough money leftover from buying groceries, etc., to buy that keyboard for your iPad because it hurts your fingers trying to type words on that little screen while your laptop is in for repairs. I don’t know, maybe you don’t use an iPad or a laptop but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you find a way to cut down these “small” expenses. Here are some tips:

  1. Limit yourself to a budget of, say, $5-15 bucks a week, depending on how much money you make
  2. Resist impulse purchases (buying something you hadn’t planned on getting without thinking through it)
  3. Look around to see if you can find a lower price for the same or similar item you plan on getting (especially helpful for above)

Try these out and see if you can come up with some new ones.


2 thoughts on “Personal Finance Essay #1: How to Control Small Expenses

  1. If I were grading this essay, I would first wonder about the paragraphing and then about the very long sentence. Do you want me to critique the essay?


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