You may well wonder what the Amazon Kindle reader and personal finance have to do with each other. This is what I want to talk about today. As you will find out, they are in fact closely related and buying one of these gadgets can actually be one of the most frugal purchases you could hope to make.
I feel that looking after your money is not solely about avoiding expense but rather making wise purchases. For instance, paying more for a higher quality item, that lasts longer is a more frugal purchase than buying a lower cost version that breaks after a short space of time. In many areas of life, we get what we pay for.
The Amazon Kindle 3G reader currently costs less than $200. Of course, this is still quite a lot of money to spend on something that is not exactly a necessary purchase. My opinion though is that this is inaccurate. I want to show why I think that the handheld electronic reader from Amazon is, in actual fact, a necessary purchase. There are two caveats to this though, you have to be a regular reader and interested in saving money.
It goes without saying that it would be a waste of money to buy an electronic reading device if you do not spend much time reading books. However, for those of you who do like reading, you can save $100 of dollars if not more once you own one of these gadgets.
The way that you save money with the Amazon Kindle is through reading. What do I mean? Well, the thing is, once you get hold of one of these eBook readers, you have instant access to hundreds of thousands of out of copyright titles that you are able to download at no charge whatsoever. These are not junk titles either. Quite the contrary. The out of copyright library consists of classics by world famous authors from centuries gone by.
What you will find once you own the Kindle reading device is that you need never pay for another book again!