5 Lies You Tell Yourself To Justify Dumb Spending

Blogger Fabulously Broke lists five lies you use to trick yourself into overspending.

One is that you deserve a reward after a tough day at work:

You had a bad hair day, someone yelled at you, and you need a pick-me-up.

So you head to the stores and SPEND.

Retail Therapy right?

Trust me, I know what kind of high it is.

It feels awesome to get the purchase, you feel like a lion who has just scored a big juicy zebra.

But that high doesn’t last. It’s fleeting.

And afterwards, you kind of feel sick, looking at your unnecessary, probably UNWANTED purchases.

Other lies include “you only live once” and “it’s an investment.”

What lies do you tell yourself to justify spending like Nicolas Cage?

5 Lies we tell ourselves to Help us Continue Spending [Fabulously Broke in the City]

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