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Impulse Clicking
Why it's bad: You have no problem resisting cheap items near the register in physical stores; but on the internet, it's a different story: In a recent LivePerson survey, half of the 6,000 online shoppers interviewed admitted they fall prey to impulse buys.

How to stop: When financial planner Michael Kitces is trying to help his clients spend less, he has them set up tripwires, such as those that prevent sites from saving your credit card information, clear your browsing history or disable "one-click buy" options. Finally, if there are shopping sites you frequent, try installing a time-delay script, such as this one. It'll essentially black out the website for 30 seconds before you can see it, thus stalling—and possibly curbing—your spending.
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