Money: Spending vs. Saving


Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?

It is better to spend money on traveling and vacations than to save money for some time in the future.

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.


Some people save all of their money and never spend it. To me, they are just people who do not know how to enjoy their lives. In fact, it is much better for people to spend their money by taking trips or vacations than to save it for the future.

Taking vacations lets people see and learn about new places. Thus, traveling is educational as well as fun. I come from a middle-class family, so we do not have that much money. But my parents manage to take us on a couple of trips every year. Not only do we travel around Korea, but we have also occasionally taken trips abroad. These vacations have been great learning experiences for me. I have gotten to see how other people live and to learn about other cultures. The money was well spent and did much more good than it would have just sitting in some bank account.

Also, people need to enjoy life more. They can do this by spending their hard-earned money on themselves. What is the point of earning money if a person is not going to spend it? Some people just work all of the time and never enjoy their lives. They would be much happier—and become more productive workers—if they spent their money on a trip somewhere. My friend’s parents work all the time yet never travel. Finally, they took a trip recently. When they returned, they looked better and were much happier and more relaxed. Many people could use a trip to make them happier.

People should spend their money on trips or vacations and not bother saving all of it. Trips can introduce new places and cultures to people. In addition, they can help people become happier. I am so grateful that my parents take us on trips instead of putting all of their money in the bank.

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