Cyber Monday and Black Friday may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find amazing sales and savings. Pretty much through the New Year stores will be having various sales, which means you can stock up on some necessities or wants. One thing I never pay full price for are Christmas decorations of…
Hey y’all, any shoppers out there? I’m one, I like to shop, and I especially like to shop when I feel a bit stressed out. I mean, they don’t call it retail therapy for no reason 🙂 But too much shopping can definitely be not good for the budgeting, and as someone who is trying…
If you or your child are heading back to college, get your dorm room supplies now. You’ll likely still have last-minute things you’ll need to buy once you get to the school, but starting early will help ensure you forget less. You can also pack it up now, rather than later.
It can be tempting to stock up on different things, but then you have a bunch of things half used or sitting there never used and then they get expired. So don’t buy until you need.
If you’ve been eyeing a new piece of furniture or a new car, take advantage of sales. This weekend most everywhere is offering deals, and you can easily update your house or vehicle for less.
Even in the store, you’d be amazed what’s still on the shelves, so make sure to check expiration dates before purchasing something that may be expired and shouldn’t have been on the shelf to begin with.
If you want to really make the most of your spending, get a credit card with rewards. Some may be airline points, others might be points towards hotels or trips, whatever it is, do you research to find the best fit for your needs and lifestyle.
In many cases, when I’m shopping, there are only a few things I have to buy that are a certain brand. Everything else is the exact same product, for less, so buy off brand, and watch your savings stack up.
Many grocery stores now have apps, which offer free rewards programs, as well as have online coupons, and even money off offers. Check your local store for an app that may help you to save some money this next trip to the grocery store.
I sometimes use retail therapy as a stress relief for myself, and while it’s always fun, the stress I get from looking at my bank account after isn’t. So, next time you’re needing some retail therapy, ask yourself, need or want? Another great way to look at it is, do I love this or just…