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Making Do with What You Have

Spending MoneyIt’s very easy, in our immediately gratified society, to assume that the moment you think of something you don’t have, you need it. But this is a trap, much like a hole dug in the ground and covered with leaves.

You don’t have to spend all the money you have, and you don’t have to buy everything you’re currently lacking. After all, if you’ve gotten this far without that item, it probably isn’t a real need.

This doesn’t mean that you can never buy any non-necessities again, though! Instead, when you think of something and decide you want to buy it, write it down. Chances are good that when you write it down instead of purchasing it, the urgency will pass and you’ll end up crossing it off your list soon enough.

What are some ways that you control your impulse spending?

About Dennis M. Postema

Dennis M. Postema, RFC, is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, coach, speaker and registered financial consultant. He is the founder of MotivationandSuccess.com, StoriesofPerseverance.org, FinancingYourLife.com and TheRetirementInstitute.org.

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