You guys. Overall, I’m pretty disciplined with my finances.
I’m a complete sucker for those email marketing messages in my in-box.
Most of the time I can ignore them and hit “delete” without giving it a second thought. But there are three brands in particular that rope me in.
Whether it’s “check out this free gift with purchase” or “free shipping on orders of $50!” I click the link.
Just to take a look, of course. Not to buy anything. But without fail, I quickly find something that I absolutely need.
You guys. This is ridiculous. And you might think I should just unsubscribe, but I can’t bring myself to do it.
Because their deals are just so good I’m convinced that if I don’t get the emails anymore I’ll miss out on the deal of the century.
Seriously, what is this hypnotic mojo they send to my in-box, and how can I bottle it to use on my five-year-old?
But anyway, I finally had this realization. The money I’d miss out on saving from this so-called “deal of the century” would be way less than the money I’d save if I just quit buying stuff I don’t really need.
So this morning I opted out of all three brands. I’m not gonna lie, it was a little painful. But also a little relieving. And while I probably need to work on my self-discipline a little bit, opting out of emails is easier – and, for the time being, more effective.
The road to financial wellness doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as easy as unsubscribing. And our friends at Crown Financial Ministries have put together several FREE resources for you right here on our website.
What is your biggest struggle when it comes to financial wellness? And which brands tend to rope you in the most with their marketing?