We’ve all been in this situation before: We go to the mall to buy one specific thing, and we end up buying ten more items that we don’t need. It’s quite easy to see that a shopping mall is a trap that we keep falling for over and over again.
Fortunately, there are certain ways that we can control ourselves from impulsive buying. Here are ten tricks to help you shop less.
1. Wear high-heeled shoes when you shop
High-heeled shoes may be sexy, but they are certainly not the most comfortable. If you wear a pair of this while shopping, you will be too tired to tour around the mall and would go straight to the designated area of the item that you need to buy.
2. Use new bills
A study has found that it’s easier for people to spend old wilted, dirty, old bills than crisp new cash.
3. Limit the number of stores you go to
As hard as it can be, but making a plan ahead before going to the mall can definitely save you a lot of cash.
4. Don’t make friends with the sales staff
It’s so hard to decline a friendly staff’s offer. Sometimes you even buy all the colors of the shirt just because he/she was too nice to say no to.
5. Leave your credit cards at home
If you ran out of cash, then that’s the end of your shopping spree.
6. Don’t go crazy hunting for bargains
Sometimes you forget to realize that you don’t really need or want these bargains, you just purchase them because they’re on sale.
7. Make yourself walk away
If you found something you like but don’t really need. Give yourself at least a day to think about it.
8. Separate your savings
Claudia Hammond, the author of Mind over Money, said:
“You need to think of any money you can save as special and untouchable.”
9. Think of prices in hours or number of uses
Think about how much time you’d work for the item that you want to purchase then decide if it’s worth it or not.
10. Reward yourself
Carrie Rattle, MBA, CDFA(R), aka the Master Money Coach, said:
“Just like denying yourself your favorite dessert while dieting, it ultimately backfires, and your emotional mind will rebel.”
Mother Covered In Bruises After Shielding Baby From Hail Storm
A mother will do anything to keep her child safe.
A mother would do anything to protect her child. A young mom ended up covered in bruises and cuts when she and her baby were stuck in a hail storm. The protective mama had shielded her daughter from the dangerous hailstones.
Fiona Simpson and her infant were in the town of Kingaroy in Queensland, Australia when the storm struck. The young mother happened to be on the road when the storm got too heavy so she decided to pull over. Unfortunately, the hailstones somehow damaged their vehicle so Fiona did what any mom would do. She protected her child from the hail using her own body.
Simpson sacrificed her own safety for her little daughter.
Man Sets World Record for Balancing 349 Nails on Top of a Single Nail
This guy nailed it!
Your hands may be steady but we bet they are nowhere near as steady as the hands of Alexander Bendikov. Besides, this guy holds the world record for balancing 349 nails on the head of a single nail! So yeah, as a Guinness Record holder, he is indeed 'officially amazing'.
According to the official Guinness website, Alexander "managed to balance 349 nails in total." As if that was not enough, we learn that for this title, he was just actually breaking his own world record of 255 nails.
Alexander Bendikov carefully placed one nail after the other.
Domino’s Self-Driving Car Delivers Pizza Order To Two Guys
The future is here!
Everyone loves a good pizza and sometimes, nothing’s better than enjoying a box or two at home while chilling with friends and family members. If you’re too busy (or too lazy) to go to a store, home delivery is always a convenient option to consider.
These days, however, you might be surprised to know that your order can already be delivered by a driver-less vehicle. Yes, folks, you read that right – technology has officially taken pizza delivery to the next level.