When you're trying to be a careful shopper, comparing two similar products is a given. Sometimes, though, if you're having a tough time deciding which one you actually want, the best decision might be to just save your money.
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One of the worst money habits you can have — and I'm definitely guilty of this — is impulse buying. You walk into a store filled with things you want and you suddenly decide to buy something that day. Trouble is, you don't know which one you want more. Nancy Mitchell at Apartment Therapy has a suggestion:
Can't decide which pair of sandals you like the best? Try on the idea of not buying anything at all. I've found that often, being completely unable to chose between two things means I don't really feel strongly about either of them.
If you're not capable of picking which one you want more, you probably don't actually want it enough to warrant the purchase. In that situation, you're better off keeping your hard earned money in your pocket.
How to Cut Down on Impulse Purchase, Save Money, and Buy Things You Really Like [Apartment Therapy]