“10 years on, I still have my old pair of Levi’s jeans”
IT professional Arvin Nunes believes the best way to save your money is to avoid spending it unnecessarily. He also recommends going with the best when you really will use something.
Arvin Nunes, 27, an IT professional shares with us his money-saving tips and tricks. He believes that the best way to save money is to avoid spending according to your credit limit and says it’s best to base the amount you spend on how regularly you will use what you buy.
What are your money-saving tricks?
I don’t use any apps for saving money. I think the best way to spend less is to avoid credit cards and EMIs as they create a false sense of spending power. If you want something, understand the return on your investment.
What was the last great deal you got?
I got a decent deal on Amazon for a 1TB HDD which I really needed. I usually monitor prices online and wait for good deals. I recently bought an Xbox game called Injustice for 33.3% of its price on OLX.
Name a product/service you don’t mind paying a premium for.
If I had a real need for technology, I would pay a premium for it. So if I was a sound engineer and needed a Macbook Pro with authentic software licenses, I would get it. Jeans come to mind, too. I would pay for a good quality pair of Levis jeans, because I’ve been a return customer for the past 10 years and still have my old pair. On the other hand, I wouldn’t want to pay a premium on hardware as it usually has a low shelf-life.