There are Two simple questions that will help slash your horse expenses faster than anything else!
This really is the Best way to save money on horses and reduce your expenses
It’s very simple, yet most of us horse riders over look the fundamentals – particularly when we get into that tack store!
Now, its not a secret formula, it good old fashioned common sense. It follows the principles of living within your means…..I know what you’re thinking…….what wait and save up! Have you lost your mind? Seriously I want that horse item NOW!!!!!!
Remember when you were a kid and your folks said, NO, you cant have that item now, and you had to wait before you could experience the bliss! Simply put, this waiting or saving up to purchase an item, is known as delayed gratification, and is the opposite to impulse buying.
Are you willing to put more delayed gratification into your life? So you can reduce your stress, and worry less about money because of the unnecessary pressure you placed on yourself, or your family, because you must have that item now! We really need to practice reducing our spending, you see, by been in charge of our spending habits we will be in better shape financially.
Be truthful and ask yourself if in the last week, you purchased something because you had to have it! In reality could you have gone with out that item for now!
In most cases the answer is yes.
TWO SIMPLE QUESTIONS – To Slash Your Spending
The next time you have a decision to make about purchasing a horse related item is to ask yourself these two simple questions.
Do this every time before you make a purchase. For some people writing it down on a piece of paper and put it into your purse or wallet is a great reminder.
Ask yourself these questions before spending.
- Do I really need ………insert horse item….. it now?
- Can I live with out …..insert horse item… for now?
The answer you are looking for is NO! This is a way to remind yourself and check you are practicing good money habits.
Get into the habit of saving for items you need, saving and waiting will give you more lasting pleasure and achievement than impulse buying. Getting into good habits like this and you will save you more money than you will realize. Don’t take my word, try it out for yourself.
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
1. Ask your self these two questions before purchasing anything
- Do I really need this item?
- Can I live with out this item now?
Gee, write it down inside your purse or wallet if you need reminding. Every time you pick up an item to purchase, by asking yourself those questions, they are helping you to reduce your impulse buying and you are practicing delayed gratification. Remember to help yourself get into good financial habits, and it can take a few weeks to cement the new habit you want to implement. Say cheers to your saving success
2. At the end of each day write down
- How much money you could have spent, but did not?
- How much money did spend?
- How much money did you saved by asking yourself those two questions.
3. Do this for 14 days, every day write out the answers and keep a record.
You’ll be amazed by just how much extra you have in your pocket because you disciplined yourself. You will feel a sense of empowerment because you’re now in control of your spending.
There is no greater motivation than seeing your savings stack up. Some of you will be so shocked by your overspending habits, and it will be a hard reality check.
Take it in your stride and make changes to increase your savings – No matter what your financial situation everyone can start saving today! One dollar saved is a good start, then build on it.
Start today and look at your spending habits, and then make gradual changes so you can be in control of your spending, not the marketers, advertising, peer pressure. Its up to you and you can do it one step at a time! Its the best way to to save money on horses that I’ve found.
I would love to know your results, so let me know how you went by leaving a comment on my facebook fanpage.
Let do it, and see who saves the most amount of money!
Creator, Complete Horse Care