6 spending triggers to outsmart
Nearly half of unemployed persons have been out of work for at least 27 weeks, according to July 2011 data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's tempting to immediately shift into spending mode once you find a job. Torabi said, "Pent-up demand for things that you weren't able to afford is common."
Before spending big, make sure you're on stable financial footing and don't bank on getting a raise.