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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 11: Don't Impulse Buy

Posted by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Remember, it's important to stick to your budget and only buy things that you need. Next time you're thinking about grabbing something at the last minute, take a second to decide if you really need it. If you go into the store with a list of three things, leave with three things. Watch yourself at the checkout- a pack of gum and magazine add up!


How often do you buy on impulse?


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anotherhalf
by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Im pretty good at sticking to my list but I do buy on impulse more than I should.
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suziejax
by Suzie on Oct. 22, 2012 at 12:27 AM

not often

deedee3849
by Deanne on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I buy on impulse all the time still. I often times go to the store for one thing and leave with several more items. I justify by saying it was something we will use, eat, or that it was a good deal but it does all add up. I'd like to do better with that.

Amy127
by Bronze Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:24 AM
I usually leave a little room in the budget for things like that. If it's not budgeted, I usually don't have the money for it.
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ShirreeM
by Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:39 AM
I rarely buy on impulse. I try to stick to my budget as much as possible!
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Beauty91805
by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:44 AM
I don't buy on impulse anymore, I saw how broke it got me before lol
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ANR1390
by on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Sometimes. I am bad about forgetting to put things on my list so when I am shopping I see it and get it.

mem82
by Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:45 AM

I've been working on cutting out the impulse stuff for months.

Elise_Gurrola
by Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:46 AM
To often. But I am getting better
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ZoeCY
by Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I have been worse about it lately because we are moving and we need basically everything for our new house. 

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