Whoops, I spent it again

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Impulse spending. 


Now that’s a hard habit to break. 

You know what I’m talking about, going into to a shop to check out a sale and OMG everything is so cheap – $150 later you have a bag full of crap you don’t need! 

Avocado smash is NOT my problem. ‘Sales’ are my problem.

It’s crazy, at the time of the purchase I’m so thrilled with the amount of money I’m saving.

Except I’m not.

So here’s a little secret I’ve learnt about ‘sales’.

It’s always on sale!

What? I hear you say.

So the way that sales get you is by making you feel that if you don’t buy it there and then you will miss out. 

I’ve worked in retail, I’ve hidden stock out the back to make it look like we were low on stock. It’s a real thing.

I’ve also price matched other stores with ridiculously low prices. Heck, I’ve even gone lower! 

In fact, just by asking for a discount – most electronic stores will give you one. And if they tell you it’s as low as they go, then go to another store and get them to beat that price! 

And at the end of the day, if you do miss out – look, it’s really not the end of the world. 

You’re not actually saving money if you’re spending money, especially on impulse purchases. 

So wait, go have a coffee or better yet go home and do some research on the product and see if you are actually saving money / you do actually need to product.

Better yet, take the money, put it away and spend the afternoon in the park or catching up with a friend! 

Impulse spending is still a habit I am working hard to break, I’m not there yet. 

I’m trying a new thing were I sit on a purchase for a week before buying it. It’s pretty challenging and I’ve still found the owner of shit I don’t need, because hey it’s cheap BUT I’m working on it. 

I’m aiming to be thoughtful of my purchases and put the days of impulse shopping behind me! 

Any tips to getting through sale season??