Buying Only What You Need Coalinga CA

A student offers his advice on being a wise consumer and not wasting money on unnecessary purchases.

Walter Romatowski
Castellan Financial Advisors
(800) 385-1787
2225 E. Bayshore Rd., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CMA, MBA

W. David Armes
Dover Healthcare Planning LLC
(562) 343-5377
461-102 Kakkis Drive
Long Beach, CA
Expertises
Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

David Barnett
Barnett Financial Planning
(714) 731-6300
1442 Irvine, Blvd., Suite 212
Tustin, CA
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, Real Estate Investments, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Scott Leonard
Trovena LLC
(310) 697-0400
417 Beryl Street
Redondo Beach, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Entrepreneurs, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CEA, CFP®

Carl Camp
Eclectic Associates, Inc.
(714) 738-0220
1021 W. Bastanchury Road, Suite 120
Fullerton, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Sandra Field
Asset Planning Inc.
(714) 827-5794
10833 Valley View St., Suite 470
Cypress, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Heena Shah
Lighthouse Financial Services, Inc.
(714) 572-8900
3000 East Birch, Suite 107
Brea, CA
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Jennifer Hartman
Greenleaf Financial Group
(323) 330-0579
520 Broadway, Suite 350
Santa Monica, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services, College/Education Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CFS, MFA

Theodore Roman
Roman Financial Advisors
(619) 669-1111
2245 San Diego Avenue, Suite 221
San Diego, CA
Expertises
Real Estate Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, EA

Abbas Heydari
Abbasali Heydari
(310) 792-2090
21535 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 355
Torrance, CA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Buying Only What You Need

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(U-WIRE) ATLANTA, Ga. - For a long time I have thought about giving away everything I own and starting over. Complete liquidation of assets -- the creation of a tabula rasa for a capitalist system.

Living by only buying what I need. Somehow, I think you don't miss the little things when you have nothing at all. "Boy, I sure would like to listen to my The Get Up Kids CD. Oh wait, I don't have any CD's."

My parents really need to take this mentality to their refrigerator. Just throw everything away, for chrissake -- the dead fruits and vegetables, the forgotten jars of relish and preserves. Begin again from square one: "I would like to have eggs and orange juice for breakfast tomorrow. I will go out and buy eggs and orange juice."

Next day: "I would like to have hamburgers for dinner. I will go to the store and buy meat and bread and cheese and ketchup." Then the next time you want hamburgers, you already have ketchup. When that bottle runs out, you go buy a new one, as opposed to having two already open and barren bottles somewhere in the fridge that nobody wants to use, coupled with the brand new bottle that was bought in ignorance of the first two (please tell me everyone else's parents do this too).

Imagine approaching your entire life like this -- "I need a car to get to work. I will go buy a car. Oh wait, I need clothes to wear to work. I will go to the mall and buy clothes." Granted, you spend a few days walking around town hungry and naked until everything falls into place, but isn't that a small price to play for a lifestyle of minimal possessions?...


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