As Egyptians, we've got some things that we overspend on.
It makes sense that this is #1. Have you seen our weddings?
Egyptians celebrate weddings to an extravagant extent that one can pause and wonder how the couple continues to live the rest of their lives.
Seriously though. The money is wasted on ONE DAY, which doesn't even seem quite responsible. It makes more sense that a wedding is celebrated modestly to quit the overspending.
When it comes to traveling, travel agencies have just started to enter the scene with online advertising and a little of on-ground presence.
Yet, why are we quite behind in the acceptance of travel agencies?
TRUST. yes. TRUST.
It's quite common to find that most Egyptians don't trust travel agencies, think they're ripping them off or actually more expensive. When they really aren't, travel agencies provide packages at prices that they have managed to acquire by signing deals for a large number of people, which makes sense. Right?
We're basically paying more when we decide to do this on our own.
#3. Car Maintenance
Egyptian roads - what a delight. Once you purchase a car in Egypt, you know the day will come when you have to pay to fix it - no questions asked. You might even wake up and go to your car and there it is - demanding to be fixed.
However, how many of us actually have car insurance? I'm pretty sure once the car gets hit, the regret begins. Get insurance and save up a lot of money on car maintenance.
#4. Ramadan Meals
Ramadan. The special time of the year where .. well the economy decides to start moving? Advertising kicks in so quickly. Every mall is crowded. Gatherings and large meals are a must. Other than that really isn't the point of Ramadan, expenses soar and for no legitimate reason. A lot of money can be saved and a lot of expenses can be avoided in Ramadan.
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