Frugal For Life lists some of the things we tell ourself that rationalize irrational buying decisions, things like “I’ve been working really hard” or “this one little thing won’t be a big deal.” One that I’ve been guilty of is, “I have plenty of allocated disposable income and I never got the nice things as a kid that other kids got so now it’s my turn to have the toys.” We all do it, the trick is to catch yourself doing it and counteract the impulse by asking if the purchase is really important, necessary or of good value. What do you find yourself telling yourself makes you spend or spend extra for the upgrade?
The Little Lies We Tell To Let Ourselves Spend
By consumerist.com October 30, 2007
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