I am still a work in progress but I am better at controlling my impulses now than before. My trick: I intentionally let my poor memory get in the way and make it work to my advantage.
Saving Tip # 3 - It may sound crazy but every time I want to buy something that I know I don't really need, I walk away and tell myself to go around the mall or to other places first. You can also think of something else or somewhere else you'd rather be. It works most of the time and I most probably have forgotten about it by the time I go home. In the end, I almost always look back and say, "I must have not wanted it so much after all."
This is my entry to the Reader's Digest Cost-Cutting Tactics Contest. It ends on October 31, 2010.
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