Should I buy it? Take along a printable decision card

Start in the upper left corner and then walk your way through the questions and answers to help put a “pause” between you and the purchase. Think it through and you’ll find yourself with less crap, less impulsive purchases and more money left to pay off debt.

It’s in black and white (to save money on color ink) and here is a version with 2- 5×7 cards on one 8×10 page so you can keep one at home by the computer for impulsive online purchases and one with you for possible purchases that come up while you’re on the go. Cut it out and you’re good to go.

8×10 Full Size PDF version



  1. saving money // December 28, 2012

    Thank you so much for this list! I am trying to save money myself and your site has been SO helpful to me. I took the liberty of creating a flowchart on my tumblr, with you of course credited for it. This helped me kill some time and away from the lure of fashion/clothing websites.

  2. Kassy // January 7, 2013

    The links are not loading. I open them in a new tab to print but nothing shows up on screen.

    • Anna Newell Jones // January 7, 2013

      Hmm, on the mobile or normal site? Either way, I’ll look into it! Thanks for letting me know!

  3. Donja // February 1, 2013

    Thanks for this, it’ll come in handy, but is there a typed version somewhere? (even in the form of a draft you did before this one)
    I find it really difficult to read the handwriting.
    Thanks in advance :)

  4. Leisa // February 11, 2013

    I had a problem reading it as well.

  5. Ann // May 13, 2013

    Hi there! I love your site and would like to download these but they don’t seem to be working :(

    • Anna Newell Jones // May 28, 2013

      Sorry about that. There seems to be an on-going problem with this printable. I’ll look into fixing it again.

  6. Anita // September 23, 2013

    :( your cards aren’t working :( the PDF or files won’t download.

  7. Christiana // September 26, 2013

    Any alternate way we can access these? The links above don’t seem to work anymore…

  8. Haylei // February 10, 2014

    Love your blog, but i haven’t been able to get your link above to work… Is there a way you can send it to me or have a written version on here that i can copy onto an index card so i can take it with me?

    • Anna Newell Jones // February 11, 2014

      Shoot… sorry! I thought I had gotten that fixed. I’ll try to fix it again.

  9. Rachelle // March 2, 2014

    Hello there the links are still not loading. Would you be able to put the card up on this page please? If so we may not be able to print but at least we can read the card and see what it is about.

    • Anna Newell Jones // March 2, 2014

      Yes! I’ll try to figure out what’s going with it. I don’t know why it keeps not working!

  10. Christina // July 19, 2014

    Hey, these links still don’t work, can you email the list over to me?

    • Anna Newell Jones // July 21, 2014

      How strange! I thought I fixed it. I will send you an email with it. Sorry about that!

  11. Hannah // July 23, 2014

    Could I please get an email with the links, as well? Pretty please? :)

    I love your blog!

    • Anna Newell Jones // July 23, 2014

      OF COURSE! And, I’m so sorry! I have no freaking clue why it’s not working!

  12. Ingrid // August 26, 2014

    it says your squarespace account is not available so I can’t see these! I’d love to read them because they sound so helpful :)

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