To Splurge or Not to Splurge. A Kiwi’s Dilemma

At Super-Advice we are about all things financial, but more importantly, helping people understand so they can get ahead financially.

Today we’re diving into a topic that’s been known to cause a few sleepless nights.

Whether you use your hard earned savings to pay down your consumer debts?(credit cards, your personal loans, your car loans, your buy now pay later, and your store cards.)We are here to sprinkle some lighthearted advice and help you make the best decision for your financial wellbeing. So grab a cup, sit back, and let’s explore this dilemma together.

Consumer Debt

 Picture this, you’ve been diligently saving up those precious dollars for that dream holiday, a shiny new gadgetor maybe even a well-deserved splurge, but then like a pesky little mosquito, – your consumer debt comes buzzing around, reminding you of its existence.. Suddenly the guilt creeps in and you find yourself questioning if it’s wiser to slay this debt Dragon once and for all!!!!.

Before spending your savings, let’s weigh the pros and the cons, shall we?

The pros.

Financial freedom dance

Eliminating debt means freeing yourself from those monthly payments that gnaw away at your wallet, at your bank account, at all your money. Imagine the joy of having extra cash in your pocket to spend or save as you please.

Consumer debt comes with a pesky interest rate that eats away at your hard earned dollars. By paying it off, you’ll save a bundle in interest payments, and prevent that niggling feeling of wasting money.

Future financial bliss

Reducing or eliminating your debt gives you a solid foundation.

It puts you in a better position to achieve your long-term financial goals, whether it’s buying a house, starting a business, or investing for retirement.

The cons of paying down debt.

You only live once

Life is short, man. It’s too short to play it safe, or is it? Sometimes it’s worth indulging in that well-deserved treat or experience that brings joy to your heart. Your savings can be a ticket to creating unforgettable memories, but you have to spend it.

Rainy day cushion

Having savings provides you with a safety net during unexpected circumstances. We call it an emergency fund. If an emergency crops up you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ve got the funds to fall back on rather than relying on expensive credit options, which you’ll have to do if you spend your savings.

Balance is key

It’s important to find a happy medium between paying down debt and enjoying life. Striking a balance allows you to maintain a healthy relationship with money, avoiding burnout from strict austerity saving measures. That sounds too hard.

So, what’s the verdict?

Ultimately, the decision depends on your personal circumstances, your financial goals, and your priorities. But remember, there’s no one size fits all. But you can find a solution that suits you best. Consider talking to a financial adviser who can provide you with tailored guidance. We can help you analyze your situation, explore debt repayment strategies, and create a roadmap, a plan that’s the important bit that aligns your goals with your values.

In the end, it’s about finding harmony between managing debt responsibly, paying back when you should, and embracing the joys of life. So go ahead,, weigh up the pros and cons, listen to your heart, but make an informed decision that keeps your financial future looking as bright as our beautiful Aotearoa.
h, rather than relying on material possessions for happiness. This shift in perspective brings about a deeper sense of fulfillment, and that is what contributes to long lasting happiness.

That’s a wrap

Remember, life is meant to be lived and we only get one. But being a little bit financially savvynever hurt anyone. Cheers to finding your own balance and making those tough decisions with a sprinkle of lightheartedness.

If you need any financial help or advice please get in touch with us at Super-Advice.

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