One of the easiest habbits to develop while overseas is impulse spending. Impulse spending is never a good thing. It drains your chances of getting worthwhile items for yourself (e.g. car, house, vacation or retirement) and it will wreck your relationships. Not sure if you’re an impulse buyer? Answer the following questions with true or false to find out.

1. Your spouse or partner complains about your spending.
2. Your credit card never fails to surprise you with a larger amount than you expected.
3. There are not enough number of days to wear all the clothes and shoes you own.
4. You own the latest gadgets even if your old ones are not in the least bit obsolete.
5. You buy items you never thought you wanted until you saw them on a shelf.

If you answered true to any of the statements, chances are you are an impulse spender.

Here are a few tricks that can help put your impulsiveness in check: Make a list of the things you want to buy before hitting the stores and take only enough cash for your list. Leave your credit cards at home to avoid overspending. Ads and the media oftentimes dictate our needs. Distinguishing your needs from your wants will keep you from falling into the dictates of the media. Give yourself time to cool off when you see something you want (or something you think you need) that you haven’t planned on buying. Two weeks should be enough to help you figure out whether an item is something you can live without or not.

Taking heed of these simple steps and in no time you would be back on track with your loved ones and finally save up for important investments.

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