The Truth About Bargain Shopping

“Remember: it’s only a bargain if you needed it in the first place, otherwise it’s a waste.” Live Simply by Annie’s author reminds shoppers of the pitfalls of sales, which include the marketing professionals who know exactly what it takes to make us whip out our credit cards. She discusses the chemical changes that occur in our brains when we’re tempted by a great bargain, and offers tips for how to maintain control. Walking away from the item and giving it a few days can put things in perspective and help you decide if it’s a need or a want.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, 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