10 Shopping Strategies from the People Who Know Best
Become a savvier shopper with these tips and tricks from shopping experts.
Compulsive Shopping? Try the $100 Bill Trick“If you find yourself shopping compulsively -- buying stuff on credit that you neither need, really want, nor can even afford -- try this rather unconventional tactic: Tuck away a $100 bill in a very secret place known only to you. In the future, whenever you get the urge to purchase something or feel overcome by a case of the ‘I wants,’ tell yourself, ‘okay, but you’ll have to go home and get that $100 bill.’ For some reason the urge will pass quickly. Knowing you can use it if you want, but choose not to, has a wonderful preventive effect. Try it.”
--Mary Hunt, personal finance guru and founder of DebtProofLiving.com