Finding Worth in What You Buy
Sometimes, we are able to pair worth with value by relatively simple calculations. Say, for example, you know you’ll spend about 30 hours playing a video game you bought for $55. Calculated out, you’ll spend roughly $1.83 per hour on your entertainment, which doesn’t sound like much at all.
But it’s not always that easy, defining the actual worth of something is often subjective, factoring in personal circumstances. Sure, you may not use something forever, or even for 30 hours, but there might be times when that’s OK.
You might not always make the best decision in the longterm, but doing an “is it worth it?” gut check before purchases large and small can help your spending stay on track, or at least give you permission to cut yourself some slack.
Want to learn more about worth? Check out Reynolds’ full article “Is It Worth It?” at The Billfold.