If you're reading VolksCruiser it is more than likely you're sailing on a budget or you're thinking about it.
On the other hand, just possibly, you are actually looking for a hip, fashionable, and trendy sailing site and you're just hopelessly lost...
Of course, no one likes to be reminded they are on a budget but, the truth is, that we all are and you're not alone. The only real difference is how many digits in the operative number.
Which brings us back to the whole how to spend less thang and how your best tool is being aware of what you want, what you need, and the common sense to understand the difference between the two.
It's really that simple.
That said, it's important not to jump to the conclusion about what need entails (or want for that matter) because some things you need are more esoteric and don't quite fit into everybody's list of basic requirements. What you do need to keep in mind is that happiness and what makes us happy are very needful things indeed.
The trick, I guess, is knowing where true happiness lies and what is simply the illusion of it.