Do you really need to upgrade?

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We live in a tech-focused world and the latest, greatest versions of things are being released all the time. And while it’s understandable to want to stay ahead of the curve and have the latest gadgets, the relentless pursuit to stay on the cutting edge of tech can take a serious toll on your budget.

Coming hot on the heels of the release of Apple’s latest generation of iPhone, here are some things to think about before you ditch your old phone and upgrade to a new one.

1.      Are you eligible for an upgrade or will you pay out of pocket?

2.      Does a new phone fit into your weekly/monthly budget? Can you actually afford it?

3.      Can you sell your old phone?

4.      Will you need new accessories?

5.      Can you spruce up your old phone with a new case?

6.      What’s most important to you, storage or shine?

7.      Take a second to think about it—do you really need a new phone?