Do You Need It?
A need is something you cannot live without. A want is something that makes you feel good. Knowing the difference can help you be money-smart.
NEEDS Food is something people need each day. Some kids buy school lunch. Adults buy groceries . Food gives us energy.
WANTS Snacks and treats are yummy to eat. But people do not need them every day. Money should be spent on these only once in a while.
NEEDS Everyone needs a way to get from place to place. Kids get rides to school. Adults travel to work. Travel costs money. But travel to school and work is necessary .
WANTS Travel for fun is called a vacation. People might fly on a plane. They could stay in a hotel. Trips are special. But they are not always needed.
NEEDS People get dressed every day. They need clothes to wear. T-shirts and pants are necessary. Shoes are too. Some kids need school uniforms .
WANTS It is nice to have a lot of clothes to choose from. But you do not need too many. Try to mix and match what you have instead of buying new things.