1. Never buy on impulse
One way to fortify yourself against making unnecessary purchases is never to buy on impulse. Impulse sales are the foundation of retail marketing. Stores strive to convince shoppers to buy things they weren’t seeking. Don’t be swayed by advertising that creates a sense of urgency, such as today-only sales. That’s just a ploy to get to you act before you’ve had a chance to think. Delay such purchases until you’ve had a chance to mull them over.
For more tips on this subject, check out: “18 Ways to Slam the Brakes on Impulse Purchases.”