If you really like buying stuff (who doesn't), then that's completely alright. But if you're spending money on unnecessary things, it can become a problem. Here are some tips From the fiction ghostwriting team to help you put away that credit card and stop wasting money. Wait it Out If you're about to purchase something you don't need, wait it out and see how you feel the next day. This will help you stop impulse buying, and you'll notice you won't want a lot of things after thinking about them for a day. Only Buy Things You Need As obvious as this may sound, many people do not follow this simple rule. Whether it's fast food, cable, brand name products, or something else, there are a lot of things we don't actually need that we spend money on every month! Think about how much money you could save by avoiding some of these things. Don't Buy Stuff That's on Sale Just Because It's on Sale. A big way that stores trick shoppers into buying something is by putting it on sale. They slap a big red sticker on it or put up a big 50% off sign, and people just start buying crap they'd never think of buying at full price!