Do I actually need this item? Does it cause any sort of fulfillment in my life that isn’t already achieved by the things I currently own? Could I not put the cost of this item to better use?
Shopping: Use the Ten Second Rule to Cut Impulse Purchases: Master the Ten Second Rule No matter how frugal you think you are, most of us make silly impulse purchases now and again. If you want to cut down on those types of purchases, frugal living blog The Simple Dollar recommends using the ten second rule to stop and ask yourself a few questions before you buy.