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. 

Tip 1

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. 

Tip 2

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. 

Tip 3

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.  

Tip 4

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Set up a Waiting Period

Don’t Be Overly Restrictive

Seek Professional Help

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