The people today has this mentality problem. People’s purchasing power is reduced to their salary and that they have been practicing what most call “Scarcity Mentality”. In simple language people believed they cannot buy or acquire things or afford things because they think they don’t have anything and that they look at what they have right now as very small. There is a bad effect of Scarcity Mentality. Whenever there is a sale or there is free item that goes with the item they wanted to buy they jump on to purchase it thinking that they got a good deal. The tendency on this is that one becomes an impulsive buyer. There is nothing wrong in searching or buying specially when it is on sale only that this becomes a habit. One may think that when there is a sale he or she must buy. Wise buying is not always buying because it is on sale; in the end one ends to be broke and from there one may brand themselves as poor and thus your mind programs you that you don’t have any money to invest.
In order to do this one must first look at his spending habits. One must segregate what are needs and wants. By doing this one can identify which should be given priority. Do this on a daily basis. Everytime you pull your wallet to make a purchase think if it is a need or want. In the process you will be able to control how you spend on the need or want. Master this until it comes to the point that you will not spend for wants anymore and from there you can start building your savings. Make a note on your savings. Writing your savings entices you to save more. Then after making a considerable savings ask yourself again if how much do you have now. Remember the amounts a I gave you that is Php 25,000.00 and the stock value ranges of Php 1.00 – 50.00. From here you can visualize how near you are and that you have a money to invest in stocks or any other investment