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Sharon Naylor - Creators Sydnicate

IMPULSIVE BUYING

The top ways to cut out impulse buys
 
Sharon Naylor
Creators.com 788 word count
 
You could be the most stringent budgeter in the world and still give in to the occasional impulse buy. It might be as small as a candy bar at the grocery store, or it might be something quite larger, such as a Blu-ray player. Whatever the item, it's not a life essential, and you bought it in a moment's burst of "I have to have it."
 
The occasional impulse buy isn't going to wreck your financial future, but if you have a habit of impulse buying and find yourself spending hundreds of dollars or more on unplanned purchases, you need to make some changes. After all, these are tough financial times. Household budgets are stretched. In a household, tremendous relationship strife can be caused if one partner is continuously buying while the other is declining.
Here are the top ways to cut out impulse buys:
 
--Only carry cash. It's too easy to charge impulse buys to a debit or credit card. If you only have a small supply of cash, you can't buy extra items.
 
--Turn off one-click buying. When you disable those one-click, instant-buy tools online, it takes more steps to make a purchase, which can curb impulses.
 
For further information, please call free on 1800 652 2841(Australia only).
 
Alternatively phone 07 555 33 200, fax 07 555 33 201, or simply email auspac@auspacmedia.com.au
 

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