Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: January 1st, 2013
Questions lead to wiser spending in 2013

Happy New Year!

How are you going to spend wisely in 2013?

I’ve decided that before I buy anything that isn’t a necessity (like food or toilet paper), I’m going to really pause and ask myself the following questions:

Can I can afford the item?

Do I need it?

Do I need it right then or can it wait until I have money set aside specifically for it?

Is the price I see on it the best I can find or should I look around for a better deal?

I’m hoping the answers to those questions will help stop me from making costly impulse buys.

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