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Pause for thought to save cash!

No matter how careful we are with our cash they will be occasions when we are out shopping and we may see something which we think we need but may cost a significant amount of money. So-called "impulse purchases" are often very well positioned in the stores we visit and catch our attention almost immediately. If you find yourself in a situation where you are looking to purchase something which you had never thought of, which costs a significant amount of money, then why not try the four-day wait test.

In effect this very useful technique demands that you wait at least four days before revisiting the item you were looking to buy by which time there is every chance you will have woken up and realised it is not a necessity. Can you imagine how much money you might have saved if you had taken the four-day wait test in the past?

It is worth remembering that the UK retail sector is one of the more developed in the world and store formats are designed purely to entice you in and often sell your items you do not require. Impulse purchasing has put many people in the UK in significant financial trouble and is something we all need to be aware of.

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