It took me a long time to come to the realization that it was much smarter for me to save up and buy something I really wanted and had coveted for a long time rather than settle for something because it was inexpensive or on sale. It’s always a bonus to find things at a discount but I’ve learnt that if I really want something than I shouldn’t settle for anything less. When I do buy something on impulse or on sale I’m inevitably disappointed or regretful. These days I try to focus on what I really need or want and take some time to reflect on it before purchasing. I know some people love a bargain and pride themselves on never buying things full price, I always feel like I’m being pressured to make a decision merely because it’s on sale or a good deal.