Today I had an opportunity to play the game SPENT, where I tried to live on a shoestring and tighten my belt. I was really surprised how it's difficult to make ends meet when you have only $1000 per month. I was broke and didn't have a steady income. I had to save money at the expense of refusing to get a health insurance. Moreover, I bought in bulk just to economize. My money was tight despite the fact that I didn't splash it out on different things. I kept track of my outgoings and, as a result, I made it through the month with $365.
I understood that we need to be careful about our spending and thrifty because money doesn't grow on trees.
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