If you want to read part 1 of this post, you can find it here. But now we must move on to reason #2.
2. Needing to wait to make a purchase can save you money in the end.
This is by far one of my favorite things about budgeting. I will illustrate this point with a story.
A few weeks ago I went to Target and took a gander in their plus size women’s section (which is relatively small, but usually has refreshingly clothes). I saw a dress that I absolutely loved but it was $30. I had just bought a couple of pairs of shoes that I needed for work earlier that day so I only had $10 left to spend. Because I’m a genius and can do simple math, I realized that I would not be able to purchase this dress that day.
Fast forward to yesterday. 3 weeks had gone by. I now had money to spend & since I was going to Target to find a few other things, the dress crossed my mind. I decided that I was going to go get it. When I got to Target, I was upset because the dress wasn’t there anymore. I decided to look around the clearance rack before I left to see if I could find something I liked so I wouldn’t have just wasted gas and there it was! The dress that I came prepared to pay $30 for was now on clearance for $8.98!
I also remembered that this dress came in other patterns so I thought I would go to a different nearby Target to see if they had any of the other patterns there in my size. They didn’t, but they did have another absolutely adorable dress for $6.26 there! So I ended up paying $15 for 2 dresses instead of paying $30 for one 3 weeks ago.
What a rush….
I will let you guess which dress I had my heart set on in the first place. In my opinion, it doesn’t even matter…