7 things to consider before you buy something

We all stand at cross roads multiple times in our lives. We all have our moments of truth where we fight inside whether to hold the hand of the angel or the demon. Often times, the answer is right in front of us but we ponder over our thoughts and hover over various options instead of picking what is logically right for us at that moment. The fight for what we ‘Need’ vs what we ‘Want’ is one which we all struggle with. Every single person has their own way of dealing with such situations where you aren’t sure of what is the right thing to do. More often than not, this doubt inside us arises when we are about to spend our hard earned money. We get that paycheck and while walking next to ‘that’ shop, we stop and think if this paycheck is the one with which we buy all that we intend to but get confused the very next moment. These 7 questions should be what one needs to set as the benchmark to beat in order to buy something:

Will this item be used?
This thought deserves much contemplation when it comes to clothes and toys. Rationally speaking, all toys and clothes are alike in some way so will you really have use for a new one.

Will it have a purpose?
It’s not always smart to stock up on things you don’t really need right now. You’re not about to hibernate so keep some for later, gator!

Does this need to be bought right now?
Saving not just the money but also the urge to buy something will always be a good choice. When you really want to buy something, you should wait till the next day or the next week and think over it. In the rare cases where you’d still want to buy it, you won’t regret doing so.

Will it last long?
It is essential to consider the life of anything you buy. Every buck should a money well spent as it hard earned for sure.


Is this being bought under peer pressure?
We all must be aware of the company we keep and also not be gullible enough to blindly follow whatever trend they’re following. There should always be your own rationale guiding you around what your friends suggest.

Will it cause chaos after some time?
You might find yourself stumbling or stepping over things which only bring regret and not joy at that moment. Will this new substance collect dust or have use?

Do better options exist?
Wise people believe that Patience is the key to most things in life. However,the wrong key would be buying something in haste. If you wait before buying something, you might find that you get better deals for it elsewhere. You might not even have to buy it and get to just borrow it, use it and return it later.