How to Deal with Impulse Buying

By Toby Tunwase

Ever gone into a store with a list in hand and ended up buying everything except what you initially planned? Yeah, that’s impulse buying.

Face it, we all window shop. But if you have a budget and financial restriction, never go out of your way to buy something you didn’t intend just because it looks attractive. Sure, you might get excited for a couple of minutes, until you check your financial statement at the end of the month wondering where all the money had gone. The momentary ecstasy of getting what you want can never fill in for the gulf it leaves in your expenses and account.

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Hence, you need to take active steps to rid yourself of impulse buying. It begins with managing your emotional reaction to things that catch your fancy. But it doesn’t stop there, here some other tips to keep you disciplined: