10 Ways to Avoid Shopping on Impulse

As noted by Brian at Get Money, Got Money, we live in a world of dangerous consumerism and overabundance that leads us to artificially fill the voids in our lives. In a society where anything you could ever want is just a click away, we have become accustomed to taking the easy way out.

Our consumption culture often leads many of us to succumb to temptation and purchase items – often on credit – without considering the long term consequences. While shopping is necessary, impulsive buying is not.

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I think the eating thing is important, especially before grocery shopping. If I go to the store on an empty stomach I buy all sorts of stuff I don’t need (i.e .chips, chocolate, ice cream). And not only is that bad on the finance, but it’s bad for the waist line too =(

  2. Great article ! I was just making my list to go to the grocery store and thinking will power will power…. We have 2 years till retirement but this month we are starting to live off of our soon to be retirement income! So this was a nice reminder to stick to my budget !!

    • Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, my friend.

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