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Avoid impulse buying. Before you purchase something ask yourself if this is something you need or just want. If it is a want than forgo the purchase until a later date to see if you still want it. Search for a coupon and get the cheapest price. Impulse buying adds up.

- Submitted by MORTICIAADDAMS 3/25/2010 in Saving Money | 5 Comments
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BIOLUMINESCENT 3/6/2013 8:36:00 PM

    I do this too, and if I decide I must have an item, I find out if I can get it cheaper online (sometimes from the same store, like
SUGARSMOM2 1/23/2011 6:21:00 PM

    it is so easy to over buy . It looks good . I always wanted that . many reasons . if we can wait until the next time i go to the store and if i still want it and they still have it then i can get it . have lost many things by waiting but have save a few nickels .
VEHAMILTON1 9/5/2010 9:04:00 AM

Excellent advice! I overeat and over purchase. I am working on my new goals to asking myself, "Do I really need this or want to eat this?"
SHASUN 6/29/2010 8:08:00 PM

    Distinguishing between "wants" and "needs" is not alway easy -- but by resisting the urge to simply buy what I "want", I am able to save the money and spend it on something I "need" (or save up for those special items I really "want").
FREESTONEBABE08 3/25/2010 3:47:00 PM

    So true!
If I wait for a few minutes before actually purchasing the item, it gives me time to reflect on if I really NEED it or if I really WANT it.
If it's a want, back on the shelf, baby!

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