My way to avoid the impulse shopping
April 16, 2017 8:50am CST
Now I find a good way for me to avoid the impulse shopping. Since I often buy different kinds of stuffs online. When I see something that I like, I will bookmark it at first. I will see whether I still like it after some time. Sometimes you won't like it any more later. If I still like it, it means that it is probably something I really need and then I will buy it.
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16 Apr 17
I buy what I need not what I want I always tell my self that but sometimes I break my own rules. Sometimes I decide this is what I really need but what I need has many models and I always want the mid range or expensive model not the cheap one
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17 Apr 17
@youless but there are things with choices, like now I need flashlight for my emergency preparation, simple flashlight but there is 5 dollars, 30, 40, 100,+ dollars, I might end up buying the 40 dollars because the cheap ones might not work when I need it and not water proof, the 90 to 100 up is too much although I like it because its tactical and when I get more money I get tempted
17 Apr 17
That is a good way of managing it. Another way of managing it is by limiting the available cash to spend. You can save up for your son's education, and save up for your retirement or your parents and parents-in-law medical expenses on a monthly basis. All these will take cash out of your salary, and you have limited amount to spend on. Even if you do not need to use the money for anything, the saving is there for future expenses.
17 Apr 17
@youless I guess you have not thought about your retirement yet. It is not that far off already. If you retire at 60, and live to 85, you have 25 years of expenses to save up for. By now, you probably have less than 30 years to save up for it.