Also, I think the premise of that lifehacker article is kind of insulting. “Don’t buy what you can’t afford.” Well obviously.
What I would like is an article about managing the wants. My spending lusts are always travel so I had to unsubscribe myself from travel deal websites. Or if I am about to buy something I don’t need, I think about how many nights in a hotel it would buy me, or what portion of a plane ticket. Usually that helps. I could use more strategies like those.