How to stop buying what you can’t afford is a sensitive, tough, and downright uncomfortable topic to face. We live in a world where we are tempted all the time even when we are on a no-buy challenge. The truth of the matter is that buying things makes us happy. And, buying really nice things can make our hearts feel like it’s going to burst with joy. Then when the reality sets in, we are wrought with stress, anxiety, and fear over how we will pay off the debt of that very nice heart-bursting item.
We all want to have nice things because it makes us feel good and we all get caught up in having nice things to one-up the next person. Having nice things is a sign of wealth, health, happiness, and joy but in actuality, these are total misconceptions. You have to decide what for yourself what’s worth buying and why you might need that expensive item that might force you to eat Ramen for the next 3 months.
Here are some helpful tips from the experts on how to stop buying what you can’t afford.