5 Holiday Shopping Tips for Shopaholics

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Always shop with a list

Planning your spending is one of the best ways to keep yourself in check and prevent overspending. Create a master list of gifts you need to purchase and make a promise to yourself that you won’t deviate from it. Carry these lists with you so you know what you should and shouldn’t be buying when you hit the store.

(Note: your list should bear some semblance to your actual budget—as in, how much you can afford to spend in cash; not how much is available on your credit cards). Stick to this list as closely as possible, particularly when you’re tempted to splurge on impulse items or buy unplanned “gifts” for yourself.

Always shop with a list

Planning your spending is one of the best ways to keep…

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