I know it’s a bad thing, most times. I never have been one to buy big ticket items without doing at least a little bit of research and price checking. Things like vehicles, electronics, furniture and appliances all go through a number of Congressional-like thought processes in my mind and those in my household tend to vote on it too. More often- I say no, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Sometimes- I plan a splurge. I figure if the bills are paid this month- why not treat myself to that sweater or those cute boots? I learned to save as often as I can but car repairs and other emergencies sure know how to swallow that up like it’s nothing. Sometimes you gotta live for the moment. Tomorrow isn’t promised but if it is, I’ll look better for it, right? Haha. Not a totally smart way to live.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever bought something you didn’t plan to (please don’t say your spouse!). Were you smooth-talked by a salesperson or did you conjure up the desire on your own? Did you regret it or did it actually make sense to do it?