IN MOST developed countries, saving money is an inseparable part of one’s future plan. Saving plays an important role in acheiving one’s plan. The more the person saves, the better her or his future will be. In those countries, saving has become a habit among society, and not a personal habit any more.

SAVING is undoubtedly an advisable attitude that gives many advantages.

AMONG OTHERS are learning to spend money wisely, helping prepare the future and anticipating any unexpected things such as accident, a certain failure and sickness. It can also help make a dream come true.

BUT, does the habit belong to our society? Does everybody always spend money wisely and save some for the future? Although it is
uneasy to judge it, we may assume that we are not accustomed to saving, yet. There are only few people who like saving.

IF WE observe deaper about why our society is not used to saving, we may find that this involves social values such as the way of life and the way of viewing the future. We can find here there are some people who enjoy showing-off their wealth, or their social status and strata.

EVEN, some tend to push hard in holding certain parties like wedding or engagement, although they have to borrow some money.

SOME people also often spend money on meaningless hedonism joys. And more irronically, this phenomenon belong to
student too.

SOME, if not many students are eager to spend their pocket money on food, drink or in night clubs.

IN CONTRAST, they are not interested in saving it for they are not used to planning their own
future. In fact, they still greatly depend on their parents.

DO WE like to deposit our money for unpredictable occurances, or just spend it on unnecessary stuff?

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VOCABULARY

to judge = memutuskan
some tend = condong, cenderung
hedonism joys =
involves = melibatkan
in contrast = sebaliknya
greatly = sangat
stuff = bahan, barang

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