Do you ever do that to yourself? Go grocery shopping when you’re starving? I fall for it ALL the time and I always want to buy everything! It really is the worst… every aisle just seems to jump out at ya and tries to wiggle out all that money in your pocket. But what are you to do? You’re hungry! You want to eat everything your eyes can see!
I wonder if it’s anything like showing up to the mall with a full pay check? Like, you have this huge appetite for shopping and all the food is now clothes or electronics, or books, etc etc. You’re there ready to shop, and you just so happen to have the most cash on you as possible ;) What do you think? Do you know people who do that? I dunno…
I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s important to understand HOW we’re putting ourselves into such vulnerable positions. When you tempt yourself at your peak weakness, you’re gonna be tons more likely to act on it. Makes sense, right? And in this case, it means spending a lot more money than you really intended to in the first place.
If you don’t go to the grocery store hungry, chances are you’ll make smarter decisions. Just like if you don’t go to Target with a wad of cash you’ll probably walk away with a lot fewer goods. At least in theory. Obviously I’m not a perfect example of this ;)
But really, you can’t go wrong with giving this stuff a little thought before walking out that door. If you know you’re gonna spend a lot more than you care for, turn back around and plan to go out a bit later. Or if you have to, just hit up some Taco Hell on your way out! I’ve been told that squashes your appetite real quick ;)
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Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!