True confession time: My worst spending habit is making impulse buys.
A magazine in the checkout line, a sweater from the nearby mall because I’m cold in the office, an iced coffee to cure an afternoon craving… each time I say, “Oh it’s just this one little thing.”
We all know those little things can add up quickly!
Last week we sent a DailyPerk email sharing my original Wallet Challenge story. I accidentally left my wallet at home one day — has that ever happened to you? — and I decided to use it as an opportunity to cut back on my impulse buys. Instead of a coffee here or a snack there, I tracked all of the stuff I didn’t buy and was shocked to see how quickly those little things add up.
One awesome PerkStreeter, Dale C., told her story on our Facebook wall, and invited others to join her in the Wallet Challenge.
We hear you, Dale. We’re ready.
Next Wednesday, September 5, join me and leave your wallet home.
You can also hide it away, or have a friend hold it (an honest friend), or do what you need to do to make sure you’re not tempted to impulse shop.
Comment here or visit our Facebook wall to tell us how you did, and to offer encouragement to others who are taking the challenge!
Will you join us for Wallet Challenge Wednesday and avoid impulse buys for 24 hours? Meet me in the comments and let’s get ready to do this.