Originally Posted by Mom2Wilmo
I think the easiest way to do this is the 24 hour rule (Bex80 knows what I'm talking about). If I see something I really "need" I have to wait at leats 24 hours before I buy it to think it over. It has kept me from wasting a lot of money.
Also, I've read that you should only have things that you absolutely love (unless they are a necessary item) and don't buy cheap replacements or things that you are settling for. Like, if you want a pair of Birkenstocks, save up for the Birkenstocks. Don't buy 8 pairs of cheap knockoffs that you don't really like just to satisfy your need to spend.
Anyhoo, I have had my first no-spend day.