therecoveringspender Confession...I’m a horrible impulse buyer. I could go into Target with a list of exactly what I need and still pick up items I don’t. So for nonessentials I try to list 5 reasons why I need to have this item. I stay clear of the easy ones like “it’s super pretty” or “but it’s on sale!” and focus on logical reasons I need this product. It’s a silly rule to follow but it has kept me from making a lot of impulse purchases. If I really struggle to come up with 5, I obviously don’t need the item and I can move on.

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Confession...I’m a horrible impulse buyer. I could go into Target with a list of exactly what I need and still pick up items I don’t. So for nonessentials I try to list 5 reasons why I need to have this item. I stay clear of the easy ones like “it’s super pretty” or “but it’s on sale!” and focus on logical reasons I need this product. It’s a silly rule to follow but it has kept me from making a lot of impulse purchases. If I really struggle to come up with 5, I obviously don’t need the item and I can move on.

Comments (7)

dancess777

dancess777, 1 month ago

@hulk7373

arrowsandashes

arrowsandashes, 30 days ago

Love this idea!

eagleeyejoe

eagleeyejoe, 30 days ago

Try shopping with cash only and only spend what you have ,, no debit

grand_hq

grand_hq, 30 days ago

Omg this is a great idea!!

therecoveringspender

therecoveringspender, 28 days ago

@eagleeyejoe I’ve thought about it, I really have. I even took $100 out last paycheck just to use in general and I still used my debit card 😔. I’m working on it!

eagleeyejoe

eagleeyejoe, 28 days ago

@therecoveringspender I know that it’s almost impossible not to use your debit card but cash gives you limits ,, and works great in the grocery store