It is a fact that there would always be a system wherein we will not be getting everything we want
because of financial limitations. In short, we cannot have everything at the instant we would like it. There
would have to be planning or if not, some careful deliberation about whether we would be getting the
item we want or not. This is because sooner or later, finances would always fall short of expenses. That
is why we manage our money and budget for the things that we would want to acquire. Nevertheless, when we
manage money without depriving, we would like to be able to enjoy a certain degree of satisfaction and
fulfillment without compromising our savings. Deprivation would mean curtailing our freedom to the
point of not being able to enjoy some of our hard-earned resources. Though it is an irony in itself that
we are already limited with finances and yet would not want to be deprived, a balance of enjoyment and
the requirement is what dictates the existence of deprivation if ever.
One of the most common means for people to raise their level of financial freedom is to earn more by working
more. However, this is limited by the many social factors which include a degree of educational
attainment, time, job availability, and more often than not, personal accomplishments.
Some may get lucky to be on the lighter side of personal assessment by the human resource personnel
and be accepted for a job despite the incomplete compliance with requirements. There are also some who,
despite their educational attainment and personal socio-civic accomplishments are still not able to
land a job they desire due to a personal prerogative of the recruiter to not accept the applicant.
What this presents is a semi-random chance of a person to fully comply with all the factors which constitute
landing another job than the current one. Save More A classic means of how to manage money without
depriving is to focus on saving the excess money that flows into the household after deducting all the other
monthly expenses and bills. Saving money definitely means having money when the need for an important
expense is required.
Saving more would merit having more extra cash, but also poses a paradox in itself in a way that when you
save money, you are already keeping that for something projected as an event that could happen. In this
manner, there would be difficulty in using that fund intended for an important thing to be spent on
something that would be for leisure and satisfaction.
Learn To Be Content
The degree of limitation and deprivation of a person’s financial resources are dictated by the personal level
of satisfaction. A person’s idea of contentment is the same as his perception of what he needs and wants. A
person who is “want” oriented will always be seeking things that may already be unattainable at the
current financial level and would feel deprived of such. On the other hand, a person who “needs”
oriented would be able to do away with leisure and may also feel deprived deep inside of finer things that
may have been acquired.
The key to managing money without depriving is to learn to already accept what is possible to be attained and
work from there. If there is a somewhat unattainable thing to spend money on, then that is the time the person should plan and think about the means to reach that and make that attainable. Manage Money Without Depriving