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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1003!!!

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HOW TO DECREASE IMPULSE SHOPPING 15 WAYS!!!

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Make a shopping list of things you really need and try sticking to only the items on it without buying anything extra.

Before you buy small money items ask yourself “do I want it” or “really need it” and is it something for which I can wait a week, or month before purchasing. If you don’t need it right away or the next few days then don’t buy it.

Before buying big money items take some time out to do research or comparison shopping from more than one store or location.

Budget your money and don’t overspend your monthly limit. Except for food and gas for work try to shop once a month, save about 10% for emergencies such as car repairs, and don’t exceed your budget unless it is an emergency.

Don’t use a credit card but use cash which you bring along or a debit card which prevents you from going into debt for it.

Take a picture of the item which you impulsively want to buy with the price tag and comparison shop at home.

If you are actually shopping for an item to buy and you find that it is on sale then that is the time to buy and don’t buy something only because it is on sale and you probably don’t really need it right away or within a few days if at all.

Shop in your clothing closet first for long unworn items which may be exactly what you think you need to buy new.

Don’t shop when angry or upset because you will be tempted to buy just to make you feel better.

Instead of satisfying an urge to shop focus on some crafting or interesting hobby instead until the urge to shop goes away. Find something to do which is almost as pleasurable as shopping and develop a good frugal habit by doing it more frequently.

If your friends are compulsive shoppers then avoid shopping with them if you can’t abandon them.

Find new friends whose life does not revolve around shopping.

Don’t buy anything from a store without a return policy and definitely start using the privilege if you start having second thoughts about the purchase.

Don’t consider shopping a form of entertainment. It is costly fun.

If you have a penny pincher in the family then let them do most of the shopping.

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3 STEPS TO CURING YOUR IMPULSIVE SPENDING!!!

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Before you buy anything take a few moments off and ask yourself.  Is it something that I WANT or is it something which I NEED?

If it’s something that you WANT but don’t NEED then don’t buy it! To determine whether it is something which you NEED ask yourself another question. Can I do without it for a day, week, month, or year? If you can do without it for a week, month, or year then don’t buy it!

If you do need it then take a few moments off and ask yourself. Is it the best price for the product or can I get a better value at a cheaper price elsewhere? Being aware of how much that you are actually paying for something is good to keep track of because your mind will get accustomed to working with numbers in your head which are very important when making purchasing decisions.

Food is the only purchase where quality is more important than a cheap price because your health will suffer in the long duration if you eat unhealthy, over processed, sugar enriched foods and drinks. Buying food and household items in bulk will be a cheaper alternative than buying small portions or amounts.

Your best bet is to buy as much certified organic food as you can afford and if you are addicted to fast food then at least patronize more than one fast food outlet and get a variety of junk food in your diet.

Of course the smartest thing to do would be to patronize a Chipotle Mexican Grill fast food restaurant where some of the food is organic.

Few enjoy keeping track of their spending figures or don’t know how to BUDGET their money. Ultimately if you want to truly control your spending habits with CERTAINTY then you should take the time out to Google or Bing budgeting and learn how to do it. If you have a calculator and basic adding and subtracting skills then about a half hour a month is all that you will need to track your spending accurately.

CONCLUSION:

With the exception of food purchases, unless it is food or drink impulse buying at a gas station, ask yourself do I WANT it or NEED it? If you don’t NEED it then don’t buy it. Get the cheapest price by trying to memorize approximate costs and buy in bulk where possible. To completely cure yourself of impulsive spending learn to budget your money and stick to your spending limits on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis!!!!!!

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5 WAYS STORES TRICK YOU INTO BUYING WHAT YOU DON’T NEED!!!

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Studies have shown

that you move in predictable patterns,

that you can’t resist shiny things,

that shopping makes you high,

that you are not good with numbers, and

that you go for brands rather than cheaper generic equivalents.

For a detailed explanation of how you are tricked into buying things you don’t really need read this cracked.com link.

http://www.cracked.com/article_18805_5-ways-stores-use-science-to-trick-you-into-buying-crap.html

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HOW TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF SOCIETY WITHOUT RADICAL UPDATING!!!!!!

African elephant (Loxodonta africana), herd in pond, largest terrestrial animal, Namibia, Etosha NP

Compared to wild nature human society is extremely inefficient and is paying a high price for it in the form of bad health and destruction of biodiversity through excessive pollution and stealing wildlife real estate.

There are mental problems with much depression and high stress and an assortment of behavioral problems showered with ineffective drugs and misdiagnosed labels called bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and an assortment of phobias and anxieties and sleep disorders.

Bodily health is shockingly bad with diabetes and circulatory problems and cancer and an epidemic of obesity all primarily due to the unhealthy unnatural food and drink which we are consuming in huge quantities throughout the modern brainwashed world.

Wild animals do not have mental problems nor are their bodies diseased and needing to be treated with drugs.

They don’t have sexual problems because they don’t unwisely use much time mating and do not try to make sex an unnatural prolonged entertainment experience the way that humans are doing in this hedonistic world.

Wild animals don’t waste a lot of time communicating with other animals unless it is purposeful communication.

Humans on the other hand use so much time talking about trivial events in their boring lives and waste a lot of time texting and communicating and playing games on the cellphone and computer.

Wild animals don’t have many friends in general and even pack animals don’t waste their time and energy interacting with individual members for hours without purposeful behavior.

Wild animals get plenty of exercise looking for prey and food and increasingly more humans on the other hand infrequently get out of their sofas and job chairs to move around a little during the day.

Most don’t even go out for fast walks and a minimum cardio workout about three times a week.

Wild animals play while they are young but don’t extend it much into adulthood. While playing they learn important pack rules and how to react with dominant males and females and get plenty of agility exercise improving their coordination and making it better and better as they grow so that they will be able to be agile hunters or strong and healthy foragers in their future hunts for food.

Human offspring for the most part play with trivial video games which don’t teach them any necessary life social skills and skills necessary for future jobs.

They lead boring unmotivated lives going to public schools and learning how to kill time with a thousand and one deviant liberal arts trivial pursuits and lessons in nothing of importance especially topics which will never help them in getting a job after graduation.

They read and read and read mythological literature and textbooks which will minimally help them in the real world.

  1. FOR GOOD HEALTH JUST LIKE THE ANIMALS DRINK MOSTLY WATER WHEN THIRSTY AND EAT ONLY WHEN HUNGRY WHICH CAN BE AS LITTLE AS ONCE A DAY.
  2. DRINK RAW OR PASTURIZED MILK AFTER A MEAL ABOUT TWICE A WEEK AND INCLUDE A LITTLE BLOOD SAUSAGE AND EGGS AND AS MUCH CERTIFIED ORGANIC BEANS AND GRAINS AND FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AS YOU CAN AFFORD TO EAT.
  3. IF YOU EAT FAST FOOD MOSTLY THEN HAVE A HUGE VARIETY OF IT FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES DURING THE WEEK AND WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A SNACK DO IT WITH NUTS AND SEEDS AND SOME FRUITS AND VEGETABLES INSTEAD OF SOFT DRINKS AND CHIP SNACKS ALTHOUGH SNACKING ON CHOCOLATE IS JUST FINE.
  4. IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE TIME OR ARE IN A HURRY THEN BUY READY MADE FROZEN FOOD INCLUDING TASTY SOUPS WHICH YOU LIKE IN PLASTIC BAGS AND HEAT THEM UP IN A MICROWAVE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. IF YOU HAVE SOME JUNK FOOD DURING THE WEEK AT ANY TIME OR HAVE SOME COFFEE OR TEA THAT IS PERFECTLY FINE AS LONG AS YOU DON’T EAT AND DRINK JUNK FOOD EVERY DAY.
  5. IF YOU FIND THAT YOU ARE ADDICTED TO ONE KIND OF FOOD EVERY DAY THEN TRY TO STOP IT AND DECREASE IT TO ABOUT 3 TIMES A WEEK AND START REDUCING THE ADDICTION OR EVEN STOPPING AN UNHEALTHY HABIT BY GOING COLD TURKEY AND THEN REPLACING IT WITH A BETTER FOOD OR BEVERAGE CHOICE!!!!!!

FOR MORE HELP ON FOOD CHOICES READ MY BLOG BEST NUTRIENT RICH FOODS December 26, 2012

  1. BABIES LEAD SEDENTARY LIVES AND GET VERY LITTLE EXERCISE IF AT ALL DURING THE DAY AND DO JUST FINE. IF YOU CAN’T STICK TO A REGULAR EXERCISE ROUTINE DON’T WORRY BECAUSE YOU CAN GO FOR DAYS AND WEEKS AND EVEN MONTHS WITHOUT EXERCISING AT ALL.
  2. IF YOU WANT MORE VARIETY IN YOUR EXERCISING THAN JUST WALKING FAST ABOUT THREE TIMES A WEEK THEN READ MY BLOG WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE DO WE REALLY NEED? December 29, 2012
  3. IF YOU COMMUNICATE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES TOO MUCH OFF OR ON THE COMPUTER TAKE SOME TIME OUT TO IMPROVE YOUR MIND AND FIND SOMETHING NEW WHICH MIGHT INTEREST YOU ON THE INTERNET.
  4. IF A QUESTION POPS INTO YOUR HEAD AND YOU CAN’T ANSWER IT GO TO GOOGLE OR BING OR INFO.COM AND GET AN ANSWER. BE BRAVE AND DARING SINCE YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF AND DON’T NEED AN EXPENSIVE TEACHER OR TUTOR TO EDUCATE YOU ON YOUR LIKES AND LOVES AND NEEDS AND WANTS!!!!!!
  5. WHEN YOU SHOP AT THE SUPPER MARKET MAKE A LIST OF THE THINGS WHICH YOU NEED AND BUY ONLY THOSE THINGS ON THE LIST AND NOTHING MORE AND SAVE MUCH TIME AND ENERGY AND MONEY AVOIDING IMPULSE BUYING.
  6. THE SAME PRINCIPLE APPLIES TO SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES.
  7. CHECK YOUR CLOSET AND FIND AN OUTFIT YOU CAN WEAR AGAIN BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO IN A LONG TIME. BEFORE YOU BUY CLOTHES WAIT UNTIL AN OLD SET OF CLOTHES WEARS OUT AND ONLY THEN GO OUT TO BUY A REPLACEMENT AND YOU WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO BUY AND YOU WILL NOT BE WASTING TIME AND ENERGY AND MONEY BROWSING THROUGH ISLES AND ISLES OF THE LATEST FASHIONS WHICH ARE ALL THE SAME ANYWAY IN WHATEVER STORE YOU SHOP. IT IS ONE DIZZY OR BUSY PATTERN AFTER THE NEXT.
  8. TRY BUYING CLASSIC STYLES WHICH ARE ALWAYS FASHIONABLE UNDER ALMOST ANY OCCASION!!!!!!
  9. PEOPLE TALK TOO MUCH ESPECIALLY ABOUT UNIMPORTANT SUBJECTS SO IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANY NEW USEFUL KNOWLEDGE TO TRANSFER TO YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS SHUT UP AND TRY TO FIND SOMETHING USEFUL TO DO ON THE INTERNET OR LEARN TO USE TOOLS AROUND THE HOUSE TO CLEAN IT UP OR TOOLS WHICH YOU CAN USE TO MAKE PHYSICAL OBJECTS IN YOUR HOME!!!!!!
  10. PEOPLE USE THEIR BIG GAS GUZZLING CAR TOO MUCH. DIVERSIFY YOUR PORTFOLIO OF MOTORIZED VEHICLES. INSTEAD OF ONE BIG CAR BUY A SCOOTER AND A MOTORCYCLE AND A SMALL MINI COMPACT CAR WITH GREAT MILEAGE. THEN DRIVE AROUND IN THE VEHICLE OF YOUR CHOICE WHICH FILLS YOUR NEED THE BEST.
  11. IF IT IS A VERY SHORT DISTANCE TRIP TO A FRIENDS HOUSE OR TO PICK UP ONE OR TWO IMPULSE ITEMS USE A SCOOTER. IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL MORE THAN 15 MINUTES USE A MOTORCYCLE AND IF YOU DRIVE OVER 30 MINUTES USE YOUR MINI CAR TO GET YOU THERE IN COMFORT.
  12. THIS WAY YOU WILL SAVE A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY AND MONEY ON GAS AND HAVE A BLAST DOING SO EVERY DAY!!!!!
  13. INSTEAD OF SHUTTLING YOUR TEENAGE OFFSPRING TO AND FROM TEAM SPORTING EVENTS DROP THEM OFF AT A NOT VERY BUSY PRIVATE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT AFTER HAVING A FRIENDLY CONVERSATION WITH THE MANAGER OR THE PERSONNEL AND HAVE THEM SPEND A FEW DAYS LEARNING WHAT THE BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT AND MAYBE PAY THE ESTABLISHMENT ABOUT $10 EACH TIME TO LET YOUR CHILDREN ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUSINESS WHEN THERE ARE NO CUSTOMERS IN THE STORE.
  14. YOU CAN DROP THEM OFF AT THE MALL AND GIVE THEM NO MONEY TO SPEND BUT INSTEAD PROMISE THEM $10 TO TELL YOU HOW A PRETZEL STORE DOES BUSINESS AND HOW A GIFT CARD STORE DOES BUSINESS AND HOW AN ICE CREAM STORE DOES BUSINESS ETC.
  15. MAKE SURE YOU ASK THEM TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH MONEY IS MADE IN THE DAY AND WHAT THE SALARY OF THE EMPLOYEES IS AND WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR SELLING ITEMS AND WHICH ARE THE LEAST POPULAR ITEMS AND WHAT ARE THE STORE HOURS AND WHAT IS THE BUSIEST DAY OF THE WEEK AND HOW FREQUENTLY ARE DELIVERIES MADE TO RESTOCK AND HOW MANY DIFFERENT SKILLED PERSONNEL ARE NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN THE STORE AND HOW MANY REFUNDS ARE MADE AND ON WHAT ITEMS IS IT DONE AND HOW DOES THE CASH REGISTER WORK AND HOW MANY SHIFTS ARE THERE AND ARE THERE ANY PART TIME WORKERS ETC.
  16. TELL YOUR OFFSPRING THAT THE MORE FACTUAL INFORMATION WHICH THEY CAN GET ABOUT THE BUSINESS THE MORE THEY WILL BE PAID FOR IT!!!!!!
  17. SHUTTLE YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO PERSONAL SPORTING INSTRUCTION IN WEAPONLESS MARTIAL ARTS OR AEROBICS OR BOWLING OR ICE SKATING OR ROLLERBLADING OR SKATEBOARDING.
  18. THIS WILL BE A SOURCE FOR PERSONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS WHICH WILL LAST A LIFETIME AND THEY WILL NOT HAVE TO GO OUT BEGGING FOR FRIENDS TO PLAY TEAM SPORTS WITH THEM WHICH ISN’T AN EFFICIENT WAY TO GET A GOOD PHYSICAL WORKOUT WHEN AND IF YOU WANT ONE!!!!!!
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