Laura’s Cheap Trick #29

Ask Yourself If It Is Really Necessary.

Before you buy anything that is not a necessity…take a moment and ask out-loud, “Do I really NEED this?  Or am I just buying it to fill a void, I’m hungry because I went shopping on an empty stomach etc…”  My husband and I enjoy shopping.  There is no doubt it fills voids on those down PMS weeks for him I think it’s a shared PMS…But our house could not hold the stuff and our wallets could not pay for the things we would love to own…so this question has saved us many times.


About laurascheaptricks

Laura is a mom entrepreneur who owns a successful television production company in the greater Washington DC area. As the daughter of a couple of WW2/victory garden parents she is a free - associative thinker and often explores new and more efficient ways to accomplish tasks and save money. "I come by naturally."
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