With every passing day, it seems like we’re getting closer to being able to resume our pre-pandemic lives. On a personal note, we’re really looking forward to cramming into the Benz here in Atlanta to watch some soccer. And while we’re looking for a degree of normalcy, we need to make sure that we don’t spend our way into oblivion as the economy is reopening! There’s a good chance many of us ended last year without having spent nearly as much money as we typically would have, and now we’re chomping at the bit- shopping might feel like one of the few things we can do right now. Since there is so much pent-up demand, it’ll really be easy for us to fall prey to poor spending. It’s important for us to keep that behavior in check and there are a host of alternatives for us to consider instead of making that purchase. But if we’ve decided that we have to click ‘buy’, then we have a ton of options to make sure that we’re getting the best deal possible.
Additional links from this episode:
- That report from Experian on American’s spending last year.
- Before you spend, remember that everything costs more than you think!
- Once you’ve decided you’re going to spend some money, be sure and head over to eBay and ShopGoodwill.com for secondhand goods, as well as DealNews and SlickDeals to make sure you’re not missing out on a sale.
- And everyone needs to use the Honey extension. Instead of searching for coupon codes that never work, Honey’s smart shopping assistant will automatically apply discounts to your cart in seconds.
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