You Don’t Need It! How To Stop Buying So Many “Wants”

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There are often things I see that I really, really want, and even though I know I don’t need whatever it is that’s catching my eye sometimes my judgment lapses, and I just cave to the temptation.

The impulse to buy these things can be really powerful sometimes, and making small purchases can add up to several hundred dollars or thousands of dollars a year if you’re not careful– and if you’re anything like me you probably won’t even use the impulse buy a few weeks after you make the purchase.

Avoiding “wants” is essential if you want to save money, especially if you’re following the Spending Fast or the somewhat more lenient Spending Diet plan.

Here are a few ways to avoid buying everything you (think) want…

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in Do Without, How To, Paying Off Debt, Practical Solutions, Struggle
Recent Press – Self Magazine & Psychology Today!

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I wanted to share some recent (super!) exciting news with you! If you take a look at the January issue of Self Magazine (page 72), and the February issue of Psychology Today (page 82), you’ll see my big ol’ mug staring back at ‘cha.

I’m so excited to be included in these magazines because it means that more people will discover that there really is hope to live a debt-free life!

Thanks for letting me share this with you! xo, Anna

p.s. Aaron really liked that I was given a ‘D’ by Self Magazine for not getting him on board with my Spending Fast plan from the beginning. D’oh… :)

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How to Prepare for a Spending Fast

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Have you taken the Get Out of Debt Pledge and you planning on starting a Spending Fast soon?

Here are a 7 ways to prepare for your Spending Fast…

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