Excuse #6: But Everyone Else Is Getting Something
We teasingly call one of our friends the “suckah shoppah” because when we go out as a group and someone buys an item, she’s easily persuaded to buy it too. Don’t underestimate the power of influence others can wield over your spending habits—and you don’t have to be actually shopping with them; it can simply be the influence of coworkers or friends who are buying fall clothes, traveling or living a certain lifestyle. Tune them out. What matters is you and your budget. No one else will be around to bail you out later if you get in over your head.