There are so many sales on and they’re oh so tempting that there’s a real danger of busting that credit card and breaking the bank. The thing with most people is that the more money they have in their wallet, the more they tend to spend. It’s a fact. So what do you do?
Bring less money, of course. By that, I don’t mean to be such a Scrooge that you have to borrow from your friends or go hungry. Just try not to have too much spare cash in your wallet. Leave your ATM card at home if you can. That way, you will tend to be more careful about what you spend on.
Bring just one credit card, or better yet, leave that at home too. But being the practical person that I am, I won’t suggest you do that. After all, you’re out to take advantage of the sales and save a few bucks. It won’t make sense to see something that’s a real bargain and not be able to buy it.
Before I buy something, I ask myself these 3 questions: Do I need it? Can it wait? Is there another option? These 3 questions have stopped me in my tracks and made me think twice about impulsive buying (which I’m very prone to ). So shop but do it wisely, and most importantly, have fun!