Do I really need this…?

This is a question I heard my mother say out loud plenty of times growing up. I would go shopping with my mother and as she pushed the shopping cart to the checkout she would begin to question if she needed all these items she picked up. She still asks that same question today.

How many times have you gone into a store and put things in your cart you didn’t necessarily need? You spend more money than you planned to and end up wondering what happened to your money. To avoid unnecessary spending try making a list at home or in your phone of the things you need and stick to it. Having a list in front of you will help you avoid adding items to your cart you didn’t actually need.

So next time you have a cart full of items , stop and and ask yourself “Do I really need this?” If not, put back what’s not needed, add up those prices and put that extra money you would have spent away in your savings.