When you evaluate and go over every purchase you make, it doesn’t make a difference if it’s a $2000 item or a $2 item.
Perceived value of the item to your lifestyle is a big factor.
For me, if I need to spend $300 on something that will make my life easier — I am going to do it rather than spend $3 on something that is useless.
Some might have said:
JUST SPEND THE $15 already!
You have all these expensive electronics and hard drives and you can’t even fork over $15?
All I could think was:
But I am not going to use them all the time.
It’s more of a Emergency Food Kit thing, and not something that is going to have a huge impact on my life if I buy them.
Some might call it “Cost-Per-Use”, as a different name, but whatever way you decide to call what you’re doing, it’s a good start to thinking about what you need and what you don’t.