How to Avoid Impulse Spending

Impulse spending
How To Avoid Impulse Spending


Do you shop for items on impulse spending? If you can answer a few truthful yeses to the below questions, then you are definitely an impulse spender. A better way to solve any problem is to know that you have one to start with.


Here they are. Try and answer the questions below honestly:

1. Does your partner or spouse whine about you spending a lot of cash?

2. Are you always in a state of surprise every month when you collect your bill, for instance not realising that the amount you spent is more than what you suspected you had?

3. Check your wardrobe, how many clothes are there? Do you think you have a larger number of shoes and garments in your wardrobe or shoe storage than you could ever wear?

4. Do you buy each new device before it has any time to gather dust on a retailer's rack?

5. Do you purchase things you saw displayed in a store without planning for them?

If for any reason you nodded your head in positive gesture to at least two or more of the above questions don't be surprised to learn that you are an impulse spender. This means you derive pleasure only when buying things, thus is called retail therapy. It is not something to be thankful for by the way. This can keep you from putting money aside for important items like a new car, a house, a retirement, or a vacation.

What you can do

You need to set some money related objectives and resist the urge to spend money on things that truly don't make a difference over time.

Impulse spending won't just put a more pressure on your finance, however your relationships will suffer too. To beat the impulse spending problem, the first thing to do is figure out how to know what your needs are and what your wants are. These two words mean different things.

Advertisers blast people by peddling their items at them 24/7. What you should do when you see an item that you have not budgeted for, is to cool off for sometimes before you make any purchase.

Create a list, before you go shopping and only go with enough money to pay for the items you have already planned to purchase. Remember not to go with your credit card, leave it at home. You will be happy you did, or so I think.

In the event that you see an item or many items you feel you truly need, allow up to two weeks passing by before you may any decision. The decision will help you to know if it is truly an item that is necessary or something you can undoubtedly manage without.


By following these straightforward tips, you may be able to repair your money related problems as well as your relationships. Spend wisely and not impulse spending.

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