Less shop­ping, no spa vis­its: Peo­ple learn to live on shoe­string bud­get

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Manoj Sharma let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Pooja Wad­hwa found an in­spir­ing doc­u­men­tary about a Ger­man woman who lived for 21 years with­out money till her death this year. Meena Ti­wari, an­other home­maker, has turned to mo­bile apps to man­age her bud­get. And then there are oth­ers who have dis­cov­ered that the best way to save money is not to spend it at all. Some now have their own ‘no spend­ing day’, where they have cut down on shop­ping and cur­tailed spa vis­its.

With the govern­ment’s shock re­call of high-value ban­knotes leav­ing many peo­ple with lit­tle cash in hand — and the prospect of queu­ing up for long hours in ATMs or banks — peo­ple are chang­ing their way of liv­ing and think­ing. For many, this could be a life-al­ter­ing re­al­i­sa­tion.

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