Should I cut up the credit cards?
November 14, 2011 9:17 AM Subscribe
Please help me curb shopping impulses and addiction. Please share with me ideas on how to resist impulses to buy.
posted by BlueMartini7 to Work & Money (20 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
When I'm bored or need a pick me up, I often go window shopping. And sometimes I make purchases. Usually I don't buy things unless they are on sale or I have a coupon. But I need to cut back on shopping - even if its for things I need and are on sale. Truly I have everything I need, and everything I purchase is just extra. I'm not really saving any money because of my inability to cut back. I make a good salary but you would not know that if you looked at my bank account statement :(
Please give me tricks or ideas on how to divert my attention from acquiring new things to appreciating what I have or filling time with other activities. I already exercise regularly, listen to music, walk, spend lots of time with friends. I'm not depressed so I don't think I need therapy. But am looking for any suggestions or books that might help me resist the late night impulse to shop on Amazon or the lunch time walk down the block to Ann Taylor, for example. If you've done something to address a similar problem, would love to hear how. Thanks in advance.