Should I Buy It ?

Is this a

or a

A need is something that although you can live without, you feel it is necessary

A want id something that you desire to have, but life would certainly go on without it

Do you already have something similar?

This question helps you consider whether this upgrade is entirely necessary. Sometimes, we are mentally persuaded to make an on the spot purchase for something that will likely just be used once and then stored away. Consider whether you already have something that is comparable and that works. Over time you may find that self discipline when making purchases is more satisfying.

Am I going to tell your Spouse/Partner about this purchase?

We are firm in the belief that all purchases should be discussed with anyone you share finances with. These conversations MAY BE DIFFICULT at times. We may feel that some purchases are better not disclosed. Unfortunately, many have made the mistake of attempting to hide their spending habits. Often, they are found out. But even if not found it, there is a secrecy that is not healthy. So, be healthy. Have the difficult conversation before you make the purchase. Your relationship will improve as you openly and honestly discuss all purchases with your partner or spouse.

Can I borrow it from someone?

Some people just hate borrowing stuff from a family member or neighbor. We have become an increasingly sheltered society. We don’t like to go to our neighbors houses. We prefer to have it all on our own. Consider whether we can be a little more neighborly and share what we have, so that others may want to do the same in return.

Is this a Credit Card Purchase?

Your #1 goal should be to get out of consumer debt. You likely got into consumer debt by making purchases that didn’t have to be made. Sorry to be stubborn on this issue, but you should probably spend any loose change at paying down debt and award yourself when you are debt free.

Have I asked my Friends/Family about it?

If you are planning on making a large purchase, it is often wise to send out a text/tweet/facebook message before you pull the trigger. Often, someone in your social network will have recommendations for a cheaper option, a discount or will persuade you from the purchase. When making a large purchase (or small) it is nice to run it by someone else first.

Is this a soul or body improving purchase?

Tools are required to improve our souls and lives. If you are into yoga, you will need a yoga mat and equipment. If you are into meditation, you will need instructions. If you play sports, you may need a ball. If you are a runner, you need shoes and clothes. These are the types of purchases that increase our overall health and wellness and align us with the centers of our spirituality. We always recommend these purchases. As they increase our energy and often decrease our need for consumption.

Can I delay the purchase?

If you can delay a purchase for a month or two, it might be wise to do so. The longer you delay, the longer the lifespan of your current product. Sometimes when we delay, the desire to purchase goes away entirely. Try to stay away from emotional or trigger purchases.

Have I looked for a lower cost alternative?

Just because it is on Amazon, doesn’t mean it is the best price. Some prices are actually inflated on Amazon. Amazon doesn’t set the prices, individual sellers in the market place do. All you have to do is GOOGLE the item you want to purchase. You will see immediately if Amazon is the best price.

Is this purchase within my budget?

If you are making a purchase that is outside of your budget, you should sit down and reconsider whether the benefit outweighs the cost. It is more prudent, financially, to budget in for this purchase in next months budget. Than you have a cool down period to re-think what you are about to buy.

Can I get this product used?

Although used is not always better, some products are almost as good in used condition (golf clubs, vehicles, books). Check on ebay and your local thrift stores and Craigslist. Ask friends, neighbors or family if they have a used version of the product you are interested in. Often times a used product is just as reliable as a new one and you can get it for Half the Price or better.

Have I googled for discounts or coupons?

A lot of websites have free coupons online all the time. You can easily save 20% or more by doing one search.

Is this Toy or other Product that will end up at the Bottom of Storage Box?

Consider all of the items in your house that you never use. Never use means less than once a year. There are tons of these products. They are everywhere. If your purchase will be used once and then will wind up in the Goodwill sack, reconsider what you are about to do.

Moderation on Kids Toys:

We are really down on toys. Not that toys are bad, just that the over consumption of toys for kids is getting out of hand. A gift or two at Christmas and for a birthday are nice memories that can bring families together. Spontaneous purchases of toys that we buy in hopes that are kids will use them, is just not a good idea.

Are you stressed out or depressed?

Some people make emotional purchase to try to fill voids in their life. Maybe you are stressing out about relationships, jobs or life in general. If this is the case, we recommend taking a walk, talking to a counselor, communicating with a trusted friend. WE DO NOT recommend making purchases in this state of mind. This is where spending becomes addictive and negative.

Is this a selfish purchase?

Purchasing things for yourself is good. But when we become selfish about our consumption and forget about others, this is where we spending can become negative. So have you considered a friend in need? Have you looked at donating to a charity?

Is this a gift for someone else?

On a Balance, sometimes giving a nice gift that will improve a relationship is more important than the cost (within reason). So we allow you to remove some spending inhibition when you are doing it for someone else. Especially when this is an anniversary or birthday present.

Are you a cheapskate?

Nobody likes a cheapskate. So shake off your conditioned response to spending money and open your wallet a little.

Are you buying a book or educational material?

If yes, go for it.

Will buying this make you happy in the long run?

Think of the things you have purchased in your life. Out of these things, which of them do you still derive satisfaction from?

Will this purchase encourage outdoor/recreational activity?

Spending money on things that get you outside may boost your overall happiness and success. We recommend frisbees, hiking boots, camping gear, bicycles, anything that will keep you active and your mind fresh.

How Bad do you Really want to Buy this?

Think Before you Buy

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Best Ear Wax Remover

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#1 For me. Based on my guest reviewer recommendation. My guest reviewer (dad) has been hard of hearing for 30 years. He literally told me that after using this Debrox ear wax remover he has heard better than he can ever remember. bigge

Appx $10.00
Doctor Easy

Probably a good ear wax remover. A little more expensive and doesn't work for everyone (none of these ear waxers work for everyone - different ear canals respond to different treatments)bigge

Appx $39.00
Lighted Earwax

Cheap piece of junk. I think. bigge

Appx $6.00
Elephant Ear Washer

Hmmm. Definitely at least the #2 product for me and maybe even #1. This has worked well for many people to remove ear was plugs and restore hearing. Some say it is best to "combine treatments"....bigge

Appx $29.00

Guest Reviewer


As you know, on I will not allow a review of a product that I haven’t used myself, UNLESS a review meets my strict criteria of 1). Used and Tested for a sustained amount of time by a NON-Professional reviewer; 2). No puffing up products; 3). I can just feel a level of trustworthiness.  So this review of “Best Ear Wax Removers” is initiated by someone I trust (My Dad).  Not that we are best friends or get along better than any other Father/Son.  But I do trust him.


Debrox Drops Earwax Removal Aid Kit



What to Look for in Earwax Removal Kits:

1). Safety:  You generally don’t want to stick anything into your ear drums.  However, you also probably don’t want to pay the High Price of going to your doctor or a specialist everytime you want to clean out your ears.  So, be careful.  These Debrox ear wax removal systems are safe when used correctly:

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2). Price:  It is Ironic that price is a consideration here.  Wouldn’t you give the world to have your hearing back?  To have that ear wax plug safely and gently removed?  Yeah, I get it.  We are cheap.  At $10.00 the Debrox remover is a value:

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3).  EFFECTIVE:  And yes, let’s not forget about effectiveness.  The Guest reviewer here says that the Debrox kit has “by far” been the most effective at removing the ear wax build up that damages his hearing.  It drains the clog, clear and simple.  Now.  I will say that not every product works for every person.  The human body is quite different from one person to another.  Some people suggest trying a combination of products.  I personally would start here with Debrox:

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4).  Painless:  Yes.  We are Americans.  We don’t like pain.  The guest reviewer says he has no pain or discomfort when using Debrox:

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5).  Use As Directed:

These are the Debrox Directions:

1).  Tilt Head Sideways

2).  Place 5 to 10 Drops into your ear

3).  Tip of applicator should not enter ear canal

4).  Keep drops in ear for several minutes by keeping head tilted or placing cotton in the ear

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Here is an Amazon Review that 86 people found useful and I find trustworthy for this product:



Debrox Drops Earwax Removal Aid Kit



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