What Men vs. Women Really Think before Spending

Women: Have you ever analyzed what made you decide to buy that pair of over-priced pumps? Men: What led to the decision to buy that must-have gadget promising hours of technophilic bliss? Here’s a fun graphic representation of how the thought patterns of men differ from those of women before deciding to make a purchase:

Man's thoughts before spending money

Woman's thoughts before spending money

Whether you identify with this or not, how do you make more wise purchase decisions? Do you use special tactics to keep yourself focused on saving and not spending? Let us know with a comment.

Disclaimer: This image is a creative exaggeration to poke fun at gender stereotypes and is in no way meant to hurt anyone’s feelings or be used as fact-based fodder to fuel an argument. It does not represent the actual views of the Go Banking Rates editorial staff.