When I started learning how to avoid impulse spending, this tip helped me A LOT! .
Make a list, leave your credit cards at home, and carry cash. .
I noticed when I started making a list of items I needed to buy, I was always getting distracted and purchasing items NOT on my list. Oops! 😳
To help me stick to my list, I started leaving my debit and credit cards at home. Instead, I would carry just enough cash on me to cover the items on my list. This was a huge game-changer for me!
It really forced me to stop giving into my urge to impulse spend. I still saw items at the store that I wanted to buy, but because I only carried enough cash to purchase the items on my list, it helped me to avoid impulse spending. .
We're only human and sometimes we do make mistakes. But if I can avoid the temptation to spend money on things I don't need, I choose to leave the plastic at home and carry cash instead. Can you relate?