Every time I shop, be it for groceries or more fun things, I take a question with me. “Is it worth it?”
When I find something I think I want that is not on my list, I ask myself this simple question.
“Is this item worth delaying my dream?”
Because really, that is what we do every time we purchase something we did not plan on buying. We put on hold our financial dreams because we can only spend a dollar one time. If the item is important then I usually do a check price check on my phone. If I decide to buy the new item, I do so knowing that my dream will have to wait. More often I walk away because my dream is more important than the new item.