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335 | Consumer Regrets

The Minimalists Podcast

Release Date: 04/12/2022

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The Minimalists talk about purchases that lead to buyer’s remorse, and they answer the following questions:

Does regret serve us in any way? (01:57)

How do we overcome the loss and regret we feel after donating items so we don’t end up simply replacing them and repeating the cycle? (06:03)

How do we recognize when we’re senselessly justifying a purchase that holds little to no actual benefit for us? (16:08)

Do your children have any regrets? (23:45)

What do we do when we experience buyer’s remorse with every purchase? (27:52)

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