Everyone loves a good deal, but on-sale items have a way of tricking us into spending more than we planned. One way to curb impulsive buying: Consider if you'd pay full price for the item.
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If the answer is no, you probably don't need it. Likewise, if you weren't going to buy it anyway, don't let the sale convince you it's something you need. It takes work, but you can program your mind to stop buying stuff you don't need.
Aspiring Millionaire has a few other tips to keep spending in check.
How to Keep On-Sale Items from Destroying Your Net Worth [Aspiring Millionaire]