Here’s 10 things you shouldn’t buy in November. With all the early Black Friday “deals” we see advertised, it’s easy to think you can score a discount on everything during the holiday season. Lots of items are discounted right now, but not everything is cheaper. And that’s why it pays to know what’s actually a bargain and what you’re better off waiting to buy later.
Want to treat yourself? With just a few clicks, you can buy pretty much anything you want online and have it delivered to your door in a matter of days, if not hours. Sure, that instant gratification feels good and activates our pleasure centers, but all those impulse purchases can pile up, both financially and physically, and end up stressing you out.
It’s not just the money, it’s all that stuff that we probably don’t need and don’t have room for anyway. So if you want to be more thoughtful about your shopping habits and buy less in general, these tips from finance pros can help. A good place to start is figuring out why you buy things in the first place. “Are you buying something as a reward after a bad day at work, or can’t resist a sale? If so, look for other ways to avoid these situations,” suggests money-saving expert Andrea Woroch.
Unsubscribing from retail newsletters that tempt you to shop may help too. Marchand Bozarth, senior financial specialist at Country Financial, advises writing down the things you’d like to buy to help curb the impulse to actually buy them. Then when you are ready to make a purchase, consult your list and choose one thing to get.
Organize your house and see what you already have. Go through your closets and cabinets before you shop and take inventory. Seeing all the stuff you already have may be so overwhelming, you won’t want to add to it.
November is not the time to purchase certain types of things. Lifehacker says these are the 10 things you shouldn’t buy in November: