How to Stop Buying Things You Don't Need
3 Ways to Avoid Overspending Online
You zip through a 70-percent-off flash sale online, waffle about the wedge sandals in your virtual cart, realize the deal's about to end, and —click!— they're yours. Sound familiar? To avoid overspending on sale items online, just follow these three tips:
Hit "pause" if your dream dress is out of stock.
If you log on for a Web-only sample sale and find your fave item already gone, you might be tempted to buy something else. In a recent study, shoppers were 47 percent more likely to purchase an item when a similar one was sold out. Tell yourself, "Try again tomorrow," and get outta there!
Don't keep your credit card on file.
Doing so puts you on the fast track to one-click impulse purchases. Opt to enter your payment info each time, and use those extra minutes for anIs it really worth it?gut check.
End online buyer's remorse!
Retailers use "cookies" — files of your personal data stored by Web browsers like Firefox and Safari — to come up with those "If you liked that, you'lllovethis" recommendations. Some sites might even use the info to quote you higher prices based on your shopping habits. Delete cookies in your browser's preferences from time to time and see if you start to get better deals.
REDBOOK's money expert, Beth Kobliner, is the author of and is on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
Video: 15 TIPS TO STOP SPENDING & START SAVING MONEY
What Are the Signs of Being Gay
How to Send an Autograph Request
You Can Now Make Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes With Your Keurig
How to Tell if Your Eggs Are Fresh
Clare Waight Keller’s Chloe Pre-Fall 2019 Collection Channels Meryl Streep
Step-by-Step Diet Counseling Works, Costs Less
Metastatic Breast Cancer: Nine Questions to Ask Your Doctor
BSK by Bershka February 2013 Lookbook
How to Hang Instruments on the Wall
Proud Big Brother Helps Baby Sister Take First Steps in the Most ADORABLE Way
How to Verify a Social Security Number
Real-Life Mario Kart Race Lays Waste To A Mall
8 Ways To Change Your Life This Year
You should also take care to assert your own independence in the relationship, both financially and otherwise
Andres Sarda Swimwear 2014 Collection