Frye casual shoesAs the hol­i­day sea­son descends upon us, it’s easy to get into the spend­ing mode when you see some­thing you like. Here’s a lit­tle idea to stave off your pur­chas­ing hunger. It worked for me, and maybe it will work for you.

When you see some­thing cool, just take a photo of it with your phone. Then you can savor the cool­ness later with­out hav­ing to spend any­thing. Chances are, the thrill of that pur­chase would quickly dis­ap­pear anyway.

Fur­ther notes: 1) I do like these shoes, but I don’t need any more. And $135 is a lit­tle too pricey for these. 2) Yes, you should be think­ing about oth­ers when you are doing your hol­i­day shopping.