Steps to Follow to Help You Prioritize Your Purchases
Step one: Make a list of everything you want now and in the future.
Step two: Make a list of everything you need immediately and in the future.
Step three: Prioritize each item on each list. Start with number one to designate the most important item.
Step four: Make a note as to the immediate benefit each item will bring.
Step five: Make a note as to which functions the item will benefit. (Such as business, school, etc.)
Step six: Make a note as to whether the item is a tool to increase your income.
Step seven: Research the cost and whether or not you can afford each item.
Step eight: Present your list to three people you respect and ask them which item they suggest you purchase first.
Step nine: Evaluate the suggestions you received and make a decision on the most important item to purchase.
Step ten: If you made the decision to purchase something you want, rather than need, you should start all over.
Step eleven: After realizing that you should be buying something you need, not want, check your finances,
and then compare prices and purchase the item.
Click here for a worksheet to help you prioritize your purchases.
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