When I first got my debit card and moved to the city, I was low-key afraid that I was going to turn into that red headed chick from Confessions of a Shopaholic. I love to buy clothes, and I knew that living somewhere with 100's of stores could prove to be a financial problem for me. Luckily I've learned a few tricks to avoid becoming a shopaholic that I am happy to share with you guys!
TIP #1: ONLY CARRY CASH
You can't spend what you don't have. Only carrying $40 while shopping forces you to only buy the pieces that truly stand out to you. Also, handing over physical money seems much more real and apparent that you're spending money than simply swiping a credit card.
TIP #2: DON'T BUY SOMETHING SIMPLY BECAUSE IT'S ON SALE
This is how companies get you. Just because something is cheap doesn't mean you should spend your money on it. If you see a sign saying "70% off all pantsuits," do you really need a pantsuit? No. Unless you're Kris Jenner or Hillary Clinton, then it's fine.
TIP #3: MAKE A SHOPPING LIST
Going into huge department stores can be overwhelming, so create a game plan before you embark on your shopping journey.
TIP #4: SHOP WITH A FRIEND
*IMPORTANT: be sure to pick a friend who is not a fellow shopaholic* It is always helpful to have a friend by your side to make sure you're not impulse buying. Plus, it's always awkward to be that one friend who buys $1000000 worth of sweaters on a girls' shopping day while everyone else just buys a pair of $2 Forever 21 socks.
TIP #5: SLEEP ON IT
If you find a nice (but kinda pricy) item online, don't buy it right away. Take a day or so to think it over and make sure you're not just purchasing the item on a whim. Consider the pros and cons of the purchase, sleep on it, and see if you still feel as passionate about this item the next day.
Hopefully these tips helped you guys! Stay tuned for next week's post :)
happy Saturday! ~Steffi
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