Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Needs and Wants Debate

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Needs and Wants Debate

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FALLON

HUDSON

COLUMNIST

fallon.hudson@dailymercury.com.au

DO you really need it Fallon? That is a question I have been asking myself quite a lot lately.

Many years ago I never really stopped to think if I needed another pair of shoes or a new outfit.

However, as I grow older the difference between want and need becomes clearer. These days I need to save money rather than spend it.

I believe that for a young woman, the temptation to have beautiful clothes; beauty products, shoes, accessories is hard not to give into.

I have always found it interesting, that even though I do not earn a high income, I have still managed to pay my way through overseas holidays, a new car, bills and socialising, all while saving a few dollars.

Choosing between a want and a need can be hard and more often than not we always go with what we need. …

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