题目：It is better to spend money on traveling and vacation than save money for the future. (2018.9.15)
Cultivating the wise money management skills, definitively and undoubtedly, exerts a vital impact on our daily lives, especially when it comes to tough times, such as pandemic like covid-19, earthquake and tornado. 【举例排比】Thus, saving our income for the future can ensure us to live a secure and stable life, without worrying about the inability to feed the family, compared to expend money randomly on traveling or sightseeing. 【非谓语】
To begin with, people usually show less concern and anxiety on the family budget, 【中心句】once they have developed the habit of putting the money aside for the time to come, since there are unexpected and unanticipated events happening in our lives. If the family members contract contagious virus like coronavirus, 【排比句式】this saved money enables them to pay the bills to take the test, receive the medical treatment and get the medicine in time, reducing the risk of putting their lives in danger. If the breadwinners of the family unfortunately lose their jobs,【排比句式】 they can manage to get through this situation, afford to buy the daily necessities, avoiding plunging their normal life into chaos. If their homes are destroyed and ruined by bad weathers,【排比句式】 such as hurricane, flood or terrible storm, people are capable of rebuilding their houses at once and face these disasters with courage and bravery, instead of filling the numerous application forms for the government subsidies.
Admittedly, using the disposal income to travel around is advantageous for expanding our outlook and social circle. 【中心句】【让步】Plus, during the trip to new destination, owing to the exotic customs and breathtaking landscapes, the tremendous pressure and strain form work and study will be gradually released or reduced, which contributes to our mental and physical health. Take my older sister, Mary for example. Last year, she planed to visit Paris and stay there for a couple of weeks. The famous spots, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, enlightened her mind and enriched her soul. However, this money-burning travel is also energy-consuming, ending up negatively affecting her life. 【非谓语】To be more specific, It takes her, at least, five hours everyday to walk around in order to pay a visit to local shopping malls and buy her favorite brands. After this trip, she felt exhausted and worn out, even applied for three extra days off to have a rest, which really annoyed her boss.
All in all, to be able to survive, people should allocate their income in a serious and prudent manner. Therefore, the advantages of saving money for the future far outweigh that of spending money on traveling.
发挥重要的影响 exert a vital impact on
养家 feed the family
存钱 put the money aside
染上有传染性的病毒 contract contagious virus
使生活陷入混乱 plunge one’s normal life into chaos.
异域风俗和美丽风景 the exotic customs and breathtaking landscapes
启发思维 enlighten one’s mind
丰富灵魂 enrich one’s soul
以小心和谨慎的方式 in a serious and prudent manner