Lesson 3: Pause Before You Purchase
Think twice before buying anything you didn't go to a store or onto a website to buy. If you're in a store, put the item on hold and wait twenty-four hours before you go back and buy. If you're online, put the item in your cart and leave the site. If you surf your way back the next day, the site is likely to remember you. Impulse buying really adds up, but so does the money you'll save if you push the pause button before you buy unneccesarily.
Map to a Million
Money you'll save not making one $79 impulse purchase a month:
Over 1 year: $948
Over 10 years: $14,628
Over 20 years: $46,921
Over 30 years: $118,602
Do it, say this, and sound smart: "I'm sure I have another just like it at home."