15 (+2) Tips to Fight the Shopping Bug

From Shopping to Saving blogger Erika shares her shopping secrets for survival. She writes her “wants” in a notebook, which also serves as a money tracker, often finding that when she comes back to it, her urge to buy is gone. Erika adds purchases to her online cart and leaves them there, returning after the “wanting” stage has worn off. Think about what you could buy with the money you DON’T spend! Read product reviews and decide how much the item is really worth to you. Keep your savings goals in mind, but treat yourself occasionally as a pick-me-up.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More