We've all heard the old trick of eating before grocery shopping, to minimize the tendency to buy foods on impulse. I couple that trick with chewing sugarless gum when I shop. It further reduces my urge to grab snack foods or things not on my shopping list, because my taste buds feel satisfied.
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Avoid impulse buying. Before you purchase something ask yourself if this is something you need or just want. If it is a want than forgo the purchase until a later date to see if you still want it. Search for a coupon and get the cheapest price. Impulse buying adds up.
when shopping always take a list - whether its grocery shopping or clothing or whatever a list helps to eliminate those impulse buys that zap our budgets.
Taking a list keeps you to a scedule as well - keeping you on target of where in the store you need to be. Wondering around aimlessly leads to all kind of purchases that you have no intension of getting therefore spending money that is outside your budget. Make the list according to need not want!
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