Try to be as honest as possible. This test is a professional scale used in clinical practice to find out if you are a compulsive buyer.(To make the test click here) what we are doing wrong? First of all I think that our generation is is leaving to lead by several forces: 1. want to maintain the lifestyle of the neighbor!AT ALL COSTS!. We believe that buying a new car, have branded apparel and travel every year gives us the status that our friends/family members expect of us. 2 Marketing campaigns and the media strive increasingly to make us buy more of what we need.

There are many PhD s currently working in advertising companies. 3. Banks have us believe to be indebted (credit cards, personal loans, car loans) it is the most normal thing in the world, and if everybody does it, then we must do. Nothing further from the truth. In another article they talk about how much someone would take clear 1000 USD in debt paying a minimum balance at end of month are 18 years.

My solution to the problem the only thing I’ve done with myself, when it comes to see me address something in a store that I want to buy, is to follow the rule of 10 seconds: 10 seconds, take a long sigh and begins to consider the pros and cons to see if you should spend that money. It is fairly easy, isn’t it? Something that many do not, because we say us people to ourselves that we are actions or if I see it and I like to buy it, may be that impulse a mistake that would cost us much of our cattle, and sometimes sweat money. This is what has happened: several months ago I thought to buy another laptop for my wife; which she has takes 5 years of use and the processor heats more than before. Coincidentally there was a computer in a nearby town fair; I got out of the car and started to spin; I checked the prices, I compared brands, I took the leaflets, but, using the rule of 10 seconds, I decided at the end that the best would be to consult with my wife: total, she was going to be the user. I could come back the next day that was when the fair closed. Returning home, my wife and I talked about different brands and prices, pros and cons, but we came to the conclusion that we dog to the laptop a venting tray to reduce global warming. 25 USD were vs. 1500 USD minimum that had been spent when I was at the fair. Many times we are dealing with things we want instantly, but after 10 seconds we can decide if they are worth or not. Cheer up and try, and tell me how it has fared with the rule. If you have other methods for controlling those impulsive purchases, it would be good that pass his legacy to other readers of the blog.