Who do u think is to blame most for Kids not willing to be content with less??
I would say the fault lies with us parents.We all love our kids and want them to always have the best in life but sometimes this love can get in the way of them becoming independent and successful in life-So its very important to teach our kids notions of basic economics
Like-Saving Money,Writing down your expenses ,tallying all your expenses on a monthly basis ,Understanding that the most newly fangled fad is not always what makes you the coolest kid on the block,etc,etc.
For this the main thing is to be able to spend time with our kids.Which I think is way more important than working double-triple hours to buy the latest toy for them this christmas/New Years.
Also considering the trend in recent TV technology, someone that has a well functioning Plasmatv or LCDtv and has internet access at home may want to have the taste of recent LEDtv with internet connectivity. But the person can save a lot of money by doing with what he already has.
Actually, a new (computer) is most of the time better as it comes with more features and more processing power. We always want to try new things, don't we? But I do agree with you that there is no need changing your computer if it is still working fine.
@nemos, my personal computer is around 3 years old. I agree that 2-3 years is a good general rule, but I tend to try to keep mine around longer: my last PC I had for at least 6, maybe even 8 years, I believe. Of course I did upgrades, but not a full on replacement during that time. And then the computer was given to a relative for a year or two before finally meeting its end.
With PCs these days, there's less need to upgrade them. In the 80's-90's the technology advanced a lot quicker.
And of course the rules are different with other electronics, despite my desire to hold on to cell phones for long periods of time, I still end up swapping every two years pretty much like most people. Obviously there's far more advancement in that space than PCs, though, where a 10 year old OS like XP is still fine for most people.
Infact, 2012 financial activities look very bleak. Lots of cut-back have been happening and i think, it's difficult to practically get hold on now. Though Eurozone politicians arent relenting in restoring the situation.
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