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I'm Genuinely Curious If You Think Of These 15 Common Things As Wants Or Needs

Tell me what you want and what you really, really need.

When you're making a plan for your money (aka a budget), it's a good idea to categorize your expenses into wants vs. needs. Doing this can help you prioritize what's the most important to you, and it's a very personal process. But it can also be really eye-opening to see how others divvy up their cash.

Thinking about how I categorize my wants vs. my needs got me really curious to know how other people see their expenses. So I rounded up some common purchases that could really go either way, depending on what *you* personally need.

For each of the items on this list, take the poll to let me know if it's a need or a want for you. There are no right or wrong answers, just honest ones.

  1. 1. Is having internet at home a want or a need?

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  1. 2. Is a smartphone a want or a need?

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2. Is a smartphone a want or a need?
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  1. 3. Is unlimited data a want or a need?

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  1. 4. Is owning a car a want or a need?

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4. Is owning a car a want or a need?
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  1. 5. If you need a car to get around, do you want or need it to be a new one?

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  1. 6. Is grocery delivery a want or a need?

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  1. 7. Are grocery items like prepared foods or precut produce wants or needs?

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  1. 8. Is coffee a want or a need?

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  1. 9. Is bottled water a want or a need?

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  1. 10. When it comes to where you live, do you want or need to be close to work?

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  1. 11. Do you want or need to have your own room?

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  1. 12. Is a gym membership a want or a need?

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  1. 13. Is makeup a want or a need?

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  1. 14. Is having a pet a want or a need for you?

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  1. 15. Finally, is traveling a want or a need?

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