5 Holiday Shopping Tips for Shopaholics

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Be honest about your spending

Don’t fool yourself into thinking: “I really haven’t spent that much this holiday season.” Maybe you didn’t spend too much in the last store you hit, or at the last online retailer, but what about your total spending? If you had to add up everything would it be excessive—or in keeping with your budget?

Keep an up-to-date tally (with you) of all holiday-related purchases, so that after each shopping trip you have a true and accurate picture of just how much money you’ve spent so far. Taking a good look at the numbers is one activity few shopaholics actually engage in. When some people are faced with their spending—right there in black-and-white—it sometimes causes them to say, “Okay, enough is enough.” Also, if you make a conscious effort to keep this running total of your purchases, you won’t be in for a big surprise those credit card statements arrive.

Be honest about your spending

Don’t fool yourself into thinking: “I really haven’t spent that much…

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