Let’s be honest: sometimes in our minds the fear of getting sick with coronavirus gives the palm of superiority the fear of being left without money. These two attacks are directly related to each other. We are forced to sit at home, and not of our own free will (you can’t exactly call it a holiday!). At this time, employers are stressed and thinking about how to save our jobs. And all together we think about whether we will have our jobs and whether tomorrow we will have money to provide at least the most urgent needs.
Yes, we’ve stopped wasting money in quarantine, that’s a fact. Quarantine = economy. We’ve stopped going to restaurants, buying clothes, getting our hair cut, making up and spending on beauty salons. We don’t go to the movies and the theatre; we don’t attend new courses. What is it, even when we want to order a thing with home delivery, a hundred times think? Extra contact is one, constant delivery delays are two. “What’s with the extra excitement?” – We think that’s what we’re doing. Yeah, well, who knows that the triumph of intelligent consumption will come at exactly this price…
But despite all these economic advantages, the fear that income will decrease or even even disappear, puts us before a quite logical question: how to learn to save? As always, not googling anything, but looking for answers to all questions in smart primary sources – in good books.
Books on how to live economically (and how to save money during quarantine) are divided into several thematic groups. The first is the philosophy of economy. This includes “How to Live Easily” by Dominic Loro, a book that inspires us to consume wisely without feeling pinched. After reading it, everything changes dramatically: not “I can’t afford it”, but “I don’t want it”.
The second category is specific advice, what the doctor has now prescribed. Although there is no perfect book on this subject, there are some curious developments. These are for example “Saving in Japanese” and “555 ways to save: money, nerves, time”.
And the third category is the so-called “question theory”. These are books for those who want to prepare three lunches from the same chicken, not just suiminute answers, but extensive knowledge of the economic process itself. In fact, even from a very modest income can be extracted savings and investment part, you just need to train yourself to do it. Books that teach theories of personal finance are “Personal fortune. Increase, protect, dispose of” or “The Financier Himself”.
Learn these books, add your findings to your recommendations. And most importantly, let us have peace and stability, including (and maybe first of all) financial!