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Impulse Purchase

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

Adam Levin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

If you are rigorous, you can have a six-month cushion in the bank in no time -- but you have to take the first step, which in many cases is a non-step. Leave the items on the shelf (virtual or otherwise) and keep your wallet in your pocket.

I'm An Impulse Buyer, And It's My Dad's Fault

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I have always been that girl that had to look at my purchases in the back of the cab on the way home. My husband doesn't thinks this impulsive behavior is the least bit cute or funny.

Shopping for the Sake of Shopping

J.D. Roth | Posted 06.09.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

As a younger man, I spent to feel better about myself. I spent to keep up with my friends. I spent to have the things I felt that I deserved. Now good habits are ingrained -- I find it difficult to go shopping, even when I need to.

The Calculus of Convenience

J.D. Roth | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

For several years now, I've lived in a sort of financial sweet spot. After paying off my debt, I realized that Kris and I had everything we really w...

Tablet Shoppers Ring Up Big Tabs

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.29.2011 | Small Business

Buying a tablet computer may be a splurge for most people, but once Americans actually buy a tablet, the spending doesn't stop there. A recent survey ...

Four Weird Recent Economic Studies

TIME.com | BRAD TUTTLE | Posted 09.23.2011 | Business

Studies show that flexing one’s muscles may help fight off—or possibly cause—wasteful impulse purchases, and other weird money findings. ...