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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 17, 2008

Is living frugally & saving as much as you can - the way to deal with recession?

CEans,

I overheard a discussion that dealt with ways to fight with the ongoing world recession. People were saying that living frugally and saving as much as you can is 'the way' to deal with the recession. People have even been advising not to keep the money in banks because it's not safe there anymore.

What's your take?
Differential
Differential • Nov 18, 2008
IMHO, saving is the best option, but its everyone's individual call to decide what extent they want to go on saving. Reducing needs would help saving more.

I am afraid of your second point. Is it so ?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 18, 2008
Differential
I am afraid of your second point. Is it so ?
I don't know for sure.
The_Big_K
I don't know for sure.
YUP, In india for all private bank only amount upto 1 Lakh is insured by government. So in case if your bank will file bankruptcy you will not get more then a lakh and all your money will .. 😁

This is the reason people afraid to put money in private banks. Buddy, after the demoliation of LB, daily deposit of SBI rose drastically, as its a government institution.

-Crazy
Differential
Differential • Nov 18, 2008
crazyboy
YUP, In india for all private bank only amount upto 1 Lakh is insured by government. So in case if your bank will file bankruptcy you will not get more then a lakh and all your money will .. 😁

This is the reason people afraid to put money in private banks. Buddy, after the demoliation of LB, daily deposit of SBI rose drastically, as its a government institution.

-Crazy

Thanks Boy ! It worried me but I have to take some decision. 😒
tat will be conductive to recession,saving surely a gamble
Lock-Os
Lock-Os • Nov 19, 2008
Well, saving is important if you haven't been saving enough cash as of late, and cutting back a little is a good thing some times. But I don't think one needs to completely change. If you try and get the most out of what you buy, then you'll be just fine.

If anything, the only way to get the economy back on track is to spend. Ironic, seeing as that is certainly a cause to the current problem. But, if you use debit and cash and Rarely credit, then I see no problem in buying a few extra things right now.

If anything, since companies are cutting back on production, now is the perfect time to buy any kind of industrial equipment that you might need. Drill presses, hammers... things of that nature should now fall in price. So if anything, this is kind of a boon to anyone wanting to set up their own workshop of sorts.
gohm
gohm • Nov 23, 2008
The answer totally depends on your economical system in use. In a capitalist, free market system, spending in deed is the way to lessen and negate a recession. Saving and especially removing your funds from the system by withdrawl out of the banking system will make it worse.

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