We are happy to know that the Erzulliestas are loving our shopping tips! Our first batch was a success that here is Part II of it. Enjoy ladies!
#1 Using your credit cards to buy everything
Credit cards can be convenient but if you don’t have control on how many times you swipe or if you can’t even remember your last purchase, then it’s going to be a problem.
Use your cards for real big ticket items that you can pay in small increments. This will definitely promote a more aware, informed and logical purchase.
#2 Shopping when depressed
When you are sad or depressed, you may not be fully aware of what you are doing. This may lead to just ‘buying whatever’ makes you feel happy and unnecessary financial payments. So if you want to avoid that, just look at the positive side of your situation instead. It’s for free and it actually works to making you feel better.
#3 Looking around before the actual stuff that you need to buy
This is a common experience. You went to the mall to buy a pair of jeans and you end up with a cologne, top, shoes, bag etc. What was supposed to be a Php 700 purchase became Php 3,700 think of all the savings we could have done!
So before anything else, beeline to what you need first and then buy that immediately. Then you can start roaming around. But remember, you only went there for one thing because that is what you actually need. Therefore, everything else that you see you like, you never really needed in the first place.