Strategies for Avoiding Impulse Purchases

Impulse buys are those insidious purchases that we make because we see something and immediately want it.

– Our addiction to spending money on “deals” or promotions (even if they aren’t) – Fear of missing out on the next best thing – Spending makes a lot of us feel better It’s darn tough, but there are a few ways that can help us prevent impulse buys from happening.

What Causes Impulse Buys?

Lists help keep us focused on the items that we truly need.

Never shop without a shopping list

Whenever possible, don’t touch items that are not on your shopping list. Resist!

You can look, but never touch!

Whenever possible, do not shop while you are hungry…especially for groceries.

Shop with a full stomach

Make yourself wait for a month before plopping down your hard-earned money on it.

Create a 30-day waiting period for larger purchases

Resist the temptation to trick yourself into believing that you are somehow “above” impulse buys.

Understand that impulse buys happen to all of us

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