Master This Ten Second Rule To Curb Your Impulse Buying
It's one thing to submit to the occasional silly impulse purchase, it's another when you end up with a house filled with stuff you don't want and tons of credit card bills. So if you're serious about saving and want to cut down on those types of purchases, practice this ten second rule to stop and ask yourself a few questions before you buy.
Right before heading to the counter, review the purchase in your head for a few seconds and ask yourself whether the thing you're about to buy is something you really need or want. For example:
Do I actually need this item? Does it cause any sort of fulfillment in my life that isn't already achieved by the things I currently own? Could I not put the cost of this item to better use?