Make a List
Then Shop Online
Americans spend 3 times what theyplanned when they shopwithout a
plan and a list. As a naturally disorganized but functionally organized
person, I struggle with emotional purchases. In order to battle the
desire to buy, I've found that it's easier if I keep a list of gift ideas
throughout the year.
want to control shopping this year, make a list of everyone you for whom
youwant to purchase a gift. Brainstorm ideas of what
theymight like. Then, calculate how much you can reasonably
to find the best deal online. It will take much less time as well as
saving you money because you won't be tempted by all the "deals" in
shopped this way in recent years and it is the reason why I enjoy "Black
Friday"; I don't have to buy anything! I shop that day and
enjoy spending the small budget I've created for things like "stocking
stuffers" and special treasures.
QVC - don't get catch up
watching it! It pulls at your emotional buying gene, but you can go online and
shop without all the emotional video.
2.Black Friday ads- this site gets
all the ads early. You can browse, shop, get coupons and plan - all from
thesafety of home or office.
Amazon -Warning - this site can be
your spending to only what is on your list and you'll be
successfulinsticking to your budget. I like Amazon because
you can findsome of the best deals anywhere.
simple planning and an amount of restraint and you'll find yourself much
happier and with little or no debt this season.
Happy Controlled Shopping!