September 04, 2013

Too Much Stuff!

Most people today have too much stuff. But how do you break the cycle accumulating too much? To curb over buying habits, it is important to think ahead. Before venturing out to shop, make a list of exactly those items you need to purchase. Ask yourself if each one is a need or a want. If it is a want, try to delay it until you absolutely need it, or until you’ve saved up the funds to buy it without using credit. You may also try shopping with a set amount of cash, keeping this limit in mind to help prevent impulse buying. Most importantly, consider each purchase carefully. By stopping and evaluating your purchases before you make them, you will often find that you could forgo a purchase and still be content with what you have.