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Mom Spot: A Little Splurge

I've had to curb my urge to spend more than once. One of the best ideas I've heard was one I found years ago and it's simple: when you feel the urge to splurge, choose to shop for something small, practical, and useful instead of breaking the bank. For example, instead of dropping a few hundred dollars on new clothes (for the kids or yourself), head to the accessories department and buy those new socks or undies that you actually need. Or hit the housewares department and choose a few beautiful dishtowels instead of a new set of pots and pans.

So there's your encouragement for the day! You don't have to break the bank to satisfy your craving to spend. And I can testify that the more you work on curbing  impulsive spending, the easier it is to stop using shopping as a coping tool altogether. Moms, is there something you use to treat yourself without overspending? Please share!


I wish I could remember where I read that fun tip above, but here are a few others ways to save while you shop... completely unrelated:
Upromise
The Grocery Game
Coupon Mom
Restaurant.com

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