How You Feel Affects How You Shop & How Much You Spend

Written by Gregory Thomas

Have you ever stopped to think about how your "mood" affectsrepparttar way you shop, not to mentionrepparttar 149368 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:


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 outrepparttar 149369 local library. Go on a nice jog or bike ride.

Remember that if you HAVE to get out ofrepparttar 149370 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). :-)

Envy Shopping

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?

Who cares!!

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.

Sale Shopper

Unless you actually need or want to shop for certain products, don't go to store "sales".

Why it is important to set yourself a goal in life

Written by Stephen Hill

Atrepparttar age of twenty two, I read a book that describedrepparttar 149255 importance of having a goal in life. Inrepparttar 149256 books example, a survey had been carried out at a school. Students who had just taken their GCSE'S were asked to answer various questions, one of which asked, "Where would you like to be in five years time?"

If you had asked me that question, when I was sixteen, I would have had to put down, that I had no idea, as it was not something I had ever had thought about.

The people who carried outrepparttar 149257 survey reported that only five out of one hundred answers were accepted as having a goal. Five years later,repparttar 149258 students were tracked down andrepparttar 149259 five people who had had a goal, when their net asset worth's were added together,repparttar 149260 total amount was higher than all ofrepparttar 149261 other ninety five's added together. Now of course money is not everything, however to me this shows that people who have a goal in life are more likely to be more successful than people who haven't.

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