23. Don’t Buy Things Just Because They Are On Sale
Amazon has a flash sale on something that looks like it might be intriguing, but you never really thought about it before and didn’t need it. Or your favorite department store is having a semi-annual clearance, and you could use yet another outfit to wear to work.
Rule of thumb: don’t buy things just because they are on sale. If something you already know you need is on sale, that’s a huge bonus. But if you routinely buy things because they are on sale and not because you need them, you will end up spending more than if you pay full-price for items that you need. Again, not a way for your middle-class family to rise up out of that grind.