Have you ever stopped to think about how your "mood" affects way you shop, not to mention amount you spend? Think about it.
If you want to save a lot of money, avoid shopping whenever you are in one of these moods:
DEPRESSED, UPSET, or ANGRY
It's very dangerous for your pocketbook to shop when you're either depressed, upset or angry. Why?
Many people find that shopping takes their mind away from their problems. In fact, it probably does. But how much does it cost you?
Not only does shopping not solve your problems, but you will also spend money that you did not originally intend to spend.
When you're not feeling "well", instead of shopping, do something where you do not have to spend money. Go to a park. Check out local library. Go on a nice jog or bike ride.
Remember that if you HAVE to get out of house, plan an activity where you do not have to spend money. You'll feel much better about this decision after you have cooled down (or cheered up). :-)
Sounds terrible doesn't it, but you'd be surprised to learn how many of us purchase quite a number of items out of envy.
Does a friend have a "cool" $600 leather jacket that you want? Have a cousin who drives a flashy sports car?
That doesn't mean you have to spend all your hard earned money to compete with them. Buy what you want, when you want, and not because someone else has it.
Unless you actually need or want to shop for certain products, don't go to store "sales".