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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Do you really need that shit? – A lesson on impulsive buying

Last Sunday I tried window-shopping and end up buying a few items on sale. When I woke up the following day, I realized how foolish I am. It was a mindless purchase – my hard earned money (but not so hard, I guess), spent on damn shits. We’ll this is not the first time I did this, but this one totally ruined my day.

My brain feels kind of empty. Under the emptiness, I am fuming at myself. Well, it was a lesson learned on mindless buying. I realized that there’s no point in growling to myself and there is no point in further fuming about it.

Instead, I make it a blogpost inspiration and made a flowchart about mindless buying. Here it is: 
Sometimes, mindless buying is my way to improve my mood. This urge to spend, often on items that are unnecessary, can give me a temporary feeling of satisfaction, but ultimately leaves me feeling worse when I got short on my budget.

Basic Lesson Learned: (for me and I guess for you, my non-millionaire reader) Think twice about any purchases before buying. Only when I am sure that I need and can afford an item, should I buy it.

Also, here are my personal tips I want to share:
  • After salary, don’t go to the mall.
  • As much as possible, don’t talk to a gorgeous saleslady. (he he he, if you can)
  • Say no to credit cards and have minimum cash in wallet.
  • Don’t get fooled by funny advertisements.
  • Never get swept away by the “Uso” phenomenon. (Spending because of trends)

Well, that’s all I can think of. Got any other cool tips or any same experience you want to share? I love reading it in the comments section.
BTW, my blog is nominated for the Filipino Blog of the Week Awards, Check out the sidebar of  The Composed Gentleman and look for yodi967 to vote. Thanks in advance! 

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Yodi Insigne
Yodi Insigne is one of those delusional sorts who imagines himself a useful contributor to the greater blogosphere (Well, that's what he's trying to accomplish).

He started blogging for three reasons:

1. He always felt he has something important to say,
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