Steve Martin – Buying Stupid Stuff
Steve Martin was quoted saying, “I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff too.”
What is funny about split second purchases is that they are often times made spur of the moment, rather ‘in the moment’, and without much thought. Yes, we have all been there. We have all purchased a gym membership, expensive juicer, or treadmill with the hope of “starting fresh” or “turning over a new leaf”. And what do they do 90% of the time? Gather dust. Regretting some of those purchases is perfectly natural, but what if we could stop ourselves from purchasing them in the first place? I recently started a new motto of “if I can’t fit it in my car when I move out to California, it’s not coming”, I then take the money I might have spent on the item, and put it in savings. Thus far it’s working.
What are some tips and tricks you have to save up money for something ‘worth it’?