No one plans on making impulse purchases. That’s what they are — an impulse. But it seems like every week or so I make a stupid impulse purchase that makes me wonder if I have any control over how I spend money.
My latest impulse purchase: Coffee.
It was $5 for a small bag of raspberry chocolate I saw by the checkout counter at Marshalls. Here are the reasons that ran through my head of why I should buy this wonderful sounding coffee:
- I like coffee.
- I like trying new things, including different types of coffee.
- I like raspberries.
- I love chocolate.
- Raspberries and chocolate together sound awesome.
- It’s only $5.
What makes it a stupid impulse purchase is that it was lousy coffee. And that I wasted $5. Continue reading