7 Ways to Avoid Impulsive and Compulsive Spending
Do you often spend more than you’d like? Here’s everything you need to know about impulsive vs. compulsive spending.
Realizing You Have a Problem
The first step toward overcoming your spending habits is to realize that you have a problem and that you need to work on it.
Take Back Control of Your Finances
Suppose you are having a hard time keeping track of your finances and cannot keep your impulses under control. That means that you haven’t gotten to the actual problem.
Set Yourself up for Success
If you want to stop your impulsive or compulsive shopping habits, it’s essential to set yourself up for success. It’s easier to avoid getting in the temptation to buy than resisting the temptation.
Avoid Credit Cards When Possible
Credit cards can be great, and there are many benefits to using them, but not for everyone. Credit cards are a compulsive buyer’s best friend and worst enemy.
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Set up a Waiting Period
Don’t Be Overly Restrictive
Seek Professional Help
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