Need- something you have to have
Want -something you would like to have
The difference between a need and a want is pretty simple -- until you set yourself loose in a store. Double chocolate chip ice cream? It's a food, so mark it as a need. That designer t-shirt that fits you perfectly? Well, you need more shirts, so why shouldn’t it count too?Tally up the damage caused by a few justifications like these, and suddenly you've spent far more than you intended.What's the solution?A better understanding of what a need really is.NeedsIn actuality, you only need four things to survive:A roof over your headEnough food and water to maintain your healthBasic health care and hygiene productsClothing (just what you need to remain comfortable and appropriately dressed)