The scene unfolds: an impulse purchase looms as you draw your credit card from your purse/wallet. The cashier swipes your card and announces the cost - a little more than you've budgeted for, but you'll make it work...won't you? After all, it's the 18th of the month, more than half over, now. If you can just make it to the 31st, you'll be fine.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.debtdecimator.com/the-30-day-rule/