Everyone has spending vices even though many of us do not know about them. These vices can be fancy shoes, online shopping, weekend gateways, taking a cab instead of grabbing a bus. Spending vices are these things on which we spend money even when we know that we should not. It is not wrong to pleasure ourselves with some expenses but without reasonable boundaries, this pleasure may become harmful to our wallet.
It is wrong to let spending habits taking control of our life. In order to curb these habits, you need a plan for identifying them. This will help you to set up reasonable boundaries for them. The first thing, the easiest is to have an accurate knowledge of your expenses for the next three months. Write down the purchases you plan for the next three months and mark them after completion. You have to include also online purchases. This is the best way to learn about your spending habits even if it is not attractive.
After the three months, review your notes to analyze your habits. If you notice any over-indulgence or trend in your expenses, then, it may be a spending vice. For example, you can notice that you spent an amount of money, maybe £150 on random purchases such as shoes, clothes, on regular basis when you did not allocate such amount in your budget.
In order to curb your spending habits, you have to keep in mind that the key is balance. Your objective in identifying your vices is not to suppress all the spending but to set up reasonable boundaries in order to keep them under control. For example, if you realise that your online purchases are going out of control, instead of suppressing them completely, you can decide to limit the amount on them.
It is important to curb your spending habits if you want to save money and be at the same time happy. Autumn is tempting with many items such as fancy clothes and shoes. You do not have to feel miserable by suppressing all your spending vices. You have just to identify them in order to limit them. If you are able to control your spending habits, you can be sure to save your money for a long and better use. This is a way for you to stay away from loans. Do your best to stick to your budget while respecting your boundaries.