Today’s Word: go without

October 24, 2018 =========

☆  go without  なしで済ませる


If you go without something that you want or need, you do not get it. So, if you are trying to save money, you might go without your regular morning Starbucks coffee. Many of the finance books I’ve read all talk about the reason most people don’t use a budget: most people don’t want to use a budget because it means they will have to go without the things they want.

Naturally, the authors all say that having a budget actually means you don’t have to go without. The reason they believe this is that a budget makes you think about what you really want to use your money for. So, yes, you may have to go without your regular Starbucks coffee, but that is because you are allocating money for a trip to Paris, which is your real priority.

What do you think of using a budget? Do you feel like a budget means you have to go without something that you want?