Link of the week: Five triggers that can cause you to overspend

Anytime you’re trying to be more disciplined in your life, there’s that little part of your brain that occasionally nudges you to just let go and not worry about it. Working out, eating a balanced diet,  creating an organized financial life, keeping a cleaner house: They all require energy (mental or physical) and a certain amount of restraint.

Here, Lifehacker names 5 prevalent triggers to overspending and gives you ways to talk yourself out of it. Their list, in short:

Dating

Entertaining

Trying to get in shape

Going on vacation

Being overworked

I can relate to all of these. I’ve tamed most of them, or at least figured out how to work them into the budget without completely derailing our progress, but that doesn’t mean these situations don’t still tempt me.

What about you? What are your weaknesses when it comes to spending, and have you found any good tactics to overcome them?

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