One money strategy I’ve used since the very first day of my financial turnaround is to carefully consider all of my purchases. I try to avoid buying things unless I’ve given that purchase some serious thought, especially expensive items, but even most inexpensive ones.
While this works extremely well for me in a bubble where my relationships with others are secure and I’m concerned mostly with my financial future and my family’s stability, it’s not exactly a good strategy in other respects.
Trent goes into detail with useful anecdotes. Give the whole article a read.