Do I Really Need To Buy That?
I love the latest high-tech gadget. And I usually end up buying it. Even when I shouldn’t. Macbook, iPhone, iPad, Droid X. Yeah, it’s my weakness (one of them). So an article in the Well-Heeled Blog caught my eye. It gives pointers on how to talk yourself out of shopping and buying stuff. Here are a few questions to ask yourself first:
- How many hours would it take to make the money I’m about to spend?
- Do I REALLY need it?
- Do I have something similar?
- Can the money be better spent on something else, such as college or retirement?
Boy, those are tough, soul-searching questions. Sometimes we need a new toy and deserve it. But sometimes we just need a little help talking ourselves out of buying it.
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