Save More By Using Less

Do you have a problem with money because of technology?

By: Ezekiel Valtierra

I promise you, you have seen something on TV and thought to yourself, I need that! This is called advertising. It is a system in which people try to persuade you to buy their product, that they are showing off in a commercial or ‘ad’. Advertisement is all around us, you really can’t avoid it in everyday life. You could be on your phone or watching TV, and you might not know it, but the ads are always there. The advertisements hook you in and make you waste your money on something you truly don’t need, the solution to this problem is to limit the time you spend watching TV and the time spent on your phone.


When you see an ad you think oh they wear it so I should too, or they eat it so I should too. According to a study in 2011, children and teens see an average of 40,000 ads on TV alone! The effect of this situation is kids between ages 12 and under convince their parents to spend around millions of dollars a year on items they see on TV because of advertisement. Ads metaphorically hypnotizes kids and teens to spend their money on a product that is completely useless to them. Ads can really affect teens and kids in all sorts of ways. Technology can either be great, or empty your piggy bank. This is a bigger problem than you might think.


The problem with advertisements is that the ads hook you in and waste your hard worked for money. There is an easy solution to this major problem. Just simply limit the amount of time spent watching TV. "The internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life"(Brown). ADs can also be on your phone too, so basicly just limit or ignore the ads that pop up on your screen. When the ads pop up just hit the X in the corner. You might not know it but just by clicking the X in the corner or exiting out of it can save you and your family lots of money. “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us”(Kalam). This quote explains that if there is a problem you must not let the problem take over you must fight it and find solution.


These problems that you suffer from can be solved and fixed by a simple solution. It might take time but any problem can be solved with a great solution. I hope this solution helps your problem with technology and spending money. So next time you identify an ad just click the X and forget about it.

Works Cited


"A. P. J. Abdul Kalam." BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2015. 17 December 2015.



"Andrew Brown." BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2015. 17 December 2015.