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4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending

4 Things That May Trigger Your Spending

Burning money? Some common triggers may be to blame.

Hannah Waters |

3) Emotions – If something is happening in your life that has got you down or on the flip side makes you want to celebrate, this often triggers a side of you that makes you want to spend money. Similar to stress, spending allows you to forget bad things that are happening. However, if you get a promotion or something, you spend money to celebrate. The same goes for if you have a date or vacation…you are excited so spend more money.

4) Credit Cards – Credit cards definitely give us an easy out. Even when people know that they do not have the money to spend, they know that a credit card can still allow us to spend. This is one of the worst influences because it will get you in serious amounts of debt that you have to account for later on. People get sucked into the credit card trap without really thinking about what they are doing and before they know it they have spent way more than they thought.

All of these things can trigger over spending that you know you should not be doing if it does not fit within your budget. Try to find things that will substitute spending money to help celebrate or make yourself feel better. In the long run, giving into these things that trigger your spending will only make you struggle with your budget or lead you into a great deal of debt down the road.

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