A penny saved is more than a penny earned
“A penny saved is a penny earned”
Most of us would have heard this popular saying. In reality, it is different. Is goes like this
“A penny saved is more than a penny earned”. Yes it is more, much more than you think. There are different angles to it.
If you see from taxation point of view, the penny saved is after tax deduction. That means you have already paid the tax on the saved penny. When you earn a penny, you have to pay tax. And for the highest tax bracket, its 33% tax, so when you earn one penny, you end up having only 0.67 penny at your disposal.
If you see from Work angle, you have already put in effort to earn the saved penny. You had worked x amount of time and put in your energy and earned the saved penny. To earn a penny again you have to put x amount of time, energy and resources in terms of fuel etc for commuting.
Hence you are much better off when you save a penny. Save it and invest it so that you can multiply it for your future needs.