7 stingy steps to curb impulse buying
Plan for small impulse buys
Price says impulse buying easily compares to a fad diet. As soon as you start the diet, you desperately crave whatever you can't have.
"You don't want to starve and then binge, either with food or money, so set aside some money for small impulse buys," says Price. "Then you don't have to chastise yourself for it."
Fit small impulse buys into your budget as a reward for something you've accomplished. But if you're not wearing it or using it within a week, take it back, Price says.