A new study finds that nearly 90% of both men and women sometimes make impulse purchases.
Nearly a quarter of men said they shelled out more than $100 the last time they made an impulse buy, compared to just 16% of women.
The Invest in You Spending Survey was conducted by CNBC and Acorns in partnership with SurveyMonkey from June 17–20.
There are ways to curb impulse buying, say experts.
1. Keep a spending diary.
2. Institute a waiting period.
3. Beware of retail tricks.
4. Leave your plastic at home.
5. Eliminate the urge online.
6. Budget for it.