Money tip – Shop smart
Shop smart, easier said than done. You have to be really disciplined and patient, wait till you can. Try turn the “I want” into later “when I can.”
Evaluate purchases by cost per use
Keep in mind the quality factor! When deciding if the latest tech toy, kitchen gadget, or apparel item is worth it, factor in how many times you’ll use it or wear it.
Spend on experiences, not things
Putting your money toward purchases like a concert or a picnic in the park instead of spending it on pricey material objects gives you more happiness for your buck.
Ever have a friend declare, “That’s so cute on you! You have to get it!” for everything you try on? Save your socializing for a walk in the park, instead of a stroll through the mall, and treat shopping with serious attention.
Spend on the real you. Not the imaginary you
It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying for the person you want to be. Ground yourself and be content with what you can and not what you want.
So, mind yourself and shop smart this season.
Until next time.
The MoneyShop Team
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