as promised, here is my view on how different people manage to save money (or not).
As far as I can see, there are only four basic types of behaviours:
- The Diet Buyer
- Hibernate Buyers
- Thrift Buyers
- The Gourmet Buyer
- The Bulk Buyer
- The Lavish Buyer
Diet buyers are those buyers who spend less by consuming less. It’s exactly like being on a diet:
one reduces the calorie intake and has thus more money. It’s simple enough but not many of us can do it.
I for one think that this is not my default buying state.
They are the most effective savers of all time. Hibernate buyers just stop consuming stuff and thus save money.
Their moto is: sleep youreself rich.
Bear walking from alegriphotos.com
Thrift buyers are permanently looking for the cheapest product on the shelf. They love cheap food,
cheap drinks and cheap hotels. Everything should cost as little as possible. Saving money is also one
of their strengths.
These people know every fine product and service. And they want them. Most often, gourmet buyers sacrifice
quantity over quality. Instead of buying a bag of caramels they buy only three chocolate fondant pralines.
Eggs in rows from alegriphotos.com
Bulk buyers are lovely people who use their heads for math. All day long they calculate per unit costs,
per serving costs and per second costs. Hence, they usually buy the large / family size packagings and save money
Wheat from alegriphotos.com
The child of a gorumet buyer with bulk buyer, these people are the worst savers but the ones who have
the best life. As long as their is money.
All of us switch between a few of these buying states depending on what we’re buying and when we’re buying.
I’ll get back to this in a future post.